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Greater political commitment to health care now: K Srinath Reddy

'We've had enough warnings as our health sector has been challenged in many ways during the different waves of the Covid-19 pandemic', said Reddy

K Srinath Reddy
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K Srinath Reddy, president of the Public Health Foundation of India

Ruchika Chitravanshi
As the government readies for yet another pandemic year Budget, the health sector is in focus again. K Srinath Reddy, president of the Public Health Foundation of India, believes there is greater political commitment towards health now, after years of neglect, but a lot more still needs to be done. In a conversation with Ruchika Chitravanshi, he says the country needs to invest in tech, but the investment would be like a carriage on wheels if there is inadequate health workforce. Edited excerpts:  

With this being the second back-to-back pandemic Budget, what is expected of the government for the health care

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First Published: Jan 27 2022 | 6:05 AM IST

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