On Monday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed Rs 2,23,846 crore budget outlay for health and well-being for 2021-22. Here is what the healthcare industry shared as it welcomed the aim to strengthen the holistic care approach through preventive, curative care and wellbeing aspects of healthcare.
Commenting on the proposed spending on healthcare, Dr K Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India said, “The budget provides a much-needed boost to health, nutrition, sanitation and pollution control, all of which will contribute to improved health and wellbeing. Primary health care is receiving more support, with even the previously neglected urban component getting new health and wellness centres. The strengthening of disease surveillance system across the country and entry