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Challenges before healthcare and expectations from Budget 2021

According to the National Health Policy, total public health expenditure is expected to hit 2.5% of GDP by 2025 from the current about 1.3%

January 15, 2021 / 06:47 PM IST
Challenges before healthcare and expectations from Budget 2021

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Highlights - Allocation for Covid vaccination can go up to Rs 80,000 crore - Pandemic has exposed various long-term concerns for the sector - Sub par budgeting for healthcare & import dependence for raw materials - Higher allocations expected for Jan Aushadhi Scheme and Ayushman Bharat - Greater thrust to Make in India schemes to reduce import dependence The healthcare sector remains in spotlight as it grapples with the unprecedented pandemic. In CY20, healthcare faced a number of challenges — allocating capex, managing R&D and manufacturing capacity for Covid-related drugs...

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