This morning the finance minister announced the budget for 2022 where healthcare spending has been increased to 2.348 lakh crore and it will be applied to mainly digital health, telehealth & mental health services. And one of the things I want to emphasize is that I think it is great to see an increase in digital health and telehealth. However, telehealth applications must be across the board. It must be included that there is tele-education, tele-diagnosis, there should be tele-therapeutic and gradually we must be decentralized whereby healthcare is brought to all parts of the country. There is a need for significant investment in medical devices because currently, we import, which keeps the healthcare cost very high and not affordable to many of the people within the country. So, I hope these factors will be taken into consideration in the coming years.
Dr. Sudhir Prem Srivastava, MD, Founder, Chairman & CEO – SS INNOVATIONS