By HARISH MANIAN
CEO, MGM Healthcare
We are delighted to note that the budget announcement of increase in the healthcare budget by 137%. The government's holistic approach to healthcare will help in creating awareness on preventive healthcare.
Post pandemic learning from the recent pandemic, the move to establish more number of critical care blocks in Hospitals and strengthening of primary, secondary and tertiary care is a much need move by the Government. The launch of Misision Poshan 2.0 is a commendable move to prevent over 50,000 child deaths annually.
Coupled with initiatives like clean water, clean air and clean environment, it will act as a binding force to achieve a universal health coverage. Detection of new and emerging diseases like COVID have been given the right impetus and will encourage all-round development and preparedness towards a progressive and safe future.