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Focus mustn't waver, we must continue to invest in health: K Srinath Reddy

We have to create a multi-layered, multi-skilled health workforce. This is good even from the point of view of employment generation, says PHFI founder

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

Sohini Das Mumbai
With the threat of pandemic receding, will the 2023-24 Union Budget lower its focus on health care allocations? Or will there be further cohesive planning to prepare for future pandemics? Outlining the vision for this year’s Budget, public health policy expert K SRINATH REDDY, founder and past president, Public Health Foundation of India, in conversation with Sohini Das, says the pandemic has revealed the need to invest in an efficient health care system. Edited excerpts:

This will be the first Budget in a ‘post-pandemic’ era as it were. What kind of policy-level changes are required?

We are hoping that the

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First Published: Jan 29 2023 | 8:42 PM IST

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