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Budget 2023-24 wishlist: Here're the key challenges in healthcare sector

Covid has highlighted the need for adequate infrastructure and health care workforce, especially doctors and nurses

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Key challenges
  • Covid has highlighted the need for adequate infrastructure and health care workforce, especially doctors and nurses 
  • High out-of-pocket expenditure on health
  • Threat of resurgence of Covid can prevent foreigners coming to India resulted in hospitals suffering from revenue loss and lower profitability
  • While the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna covers 500 million population, around 400 million is still uncovered 
  • Import of medical devices and equipment
  • Providing technical access to care

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  • Incentivise creation of adequate infrastructure to deal with the triple disease burden
  • Mandate PPP in other clinical procedures and hospitals
  • Implement single window clearance
  • A dedicated fund for healthcare start-ups

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First Published: Jan 25 2023 | 11:20 PM IST

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