The Union Budget 2022-23 presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman took a comprehensive, growth-oriented approach.
With a big push for capex which has been increased from INR 5.54 lakh crore to INR 7.50 lakh crore, we look forward to this providing fillip for improving health facilities and hospital infrastructure & access in the country. The open platform for the National Digital Health Ecosystem will not only encourage people to buy health insurance but will also widen the access to quality healthcare.
The launch of the National Tele Mental Health Program represents a progressive step towards recognizing and acting on mental health issues, especially considering the emotional toll that Covid-19 has taken on people. The government’s focus on holistic health encompassing physical as well as mental well-being is the right step towards a strong health system.
We also recognize and applaud the government’s efforts towards a digitized healthcare system that is well-aligned with the National Digital Health Mission. We endeavor to scale technologies to aid safe, effective, and efficient care as the healthcare sector embraces the digital revolution. Partnering in India’s journey towards affordable, quality healthcare access for all remains on our agenda.
Dr. Shravan Subramanyam, Managing Director, Wipro GE Healthcare and President & CEO, GE Healthcare – India and South Asia