A new centrally sponsored scheme, called PM Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana, meant to strengthen and revolutionize the health system of the country has received a green light from the Union cabinet on Wednesday, opening up new horizons to address the health issues in a holistic manner. Here are the main interventions under the scheme to be achieved by FY 25-26:
As the Union Budget presentation for the year 2021-22 began in the Parliament, all eyes and ears were on ‘Healthcare’ and it didn’t take much longer before the finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressed healthcare as the first item on her union budget checklist. All credits to the impact of COVID-19 on governance.
Experts have predicted that the allocation for the healthcare sector in the Union Budget 2021-22 is likely to go up by 40 per cent. However, we will have to wait for Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to make the announcement on Monday, February 1. Before getting to the expectations from the Union Budget for the healthcare sector this year, it is of paramount importance to understand that it has been one of the most neglected sectors irrespective of the governments in power.