Coalition Budget: Healthcare professionals hail government move to strengthen health infrastructure | Health

With union budget proposed the creation of 157 new colleges of nursing and increased medical research and education, healthcare professionals welcomed the move and noted that the measures would provide a roadmap for coverage. global health and strengthen the talent pool in the field. Experts also welcomed the Coalition government’s initiative to eliminate sickle cell anemia by 2047. Under the new plan, 70 million people under the age of 40 in the affected tribal areas will tested for this disease. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the 2023 Union Budget on 1 February. (Also read: Union Budget 2023-24: What’s Cheaper and What’s More Expensive? Here is the list)

“This year’s budget outlines the road map for India to achieve universal health coverage. We welcome the various initiatives announced by the esteemed Finance Minister to address long-standing gaps. In terms of healthcare, the budget focuses on the opening of 157 new colleges of nursing and the use of existing facilities in selected ICMR laboratories. for research by public and private institutions will play an important role in strengthening the healthcare sector.We also welcome the Mission to eliminate sickle cell anemia by 2047 This will bring huge benefits to a wide range of people.The Government’s greater emphasis on R&D, innovation and results-based funding towards more effective public-private partnerships will prove to be possible. benefits in making a much-needed change to quality and higher value.In the view of the G20 president, overall, the announcements provides strong impetus to strengthen India’s healthcare ecosystem,” said Dr. Ashutosh Raghuvanshi, MD & CEO, Fortis Healthcare Limited.

“With the opening of 157 new colleges of nursing in the same location as the existing 157 medical colleges, the budget has been significantly focused on the medical front. Selected ICMR laboratories will also be made available. for research by public and private healthcare institutions, which is a welcome move.Also, raising talent in the healthcare sector has been given due attention by the introduction of courses. multidisciplinary study of medical equipment and skilled manpower for future medical technologies, aiming to enhance public-private health services.With a great emphasis on the AI ​​ecosystem, we are pleased to to become a stakeholder in the government initiative of Make AI in India and Make AI Work for India for related applications in the healthcare sector. .With the proposed establishment of the Union Budget With 157 new colleges of nursing and strengthening medical education and research, healthcare professionals have welcomed the move. The announcement of Pristyn Care said that these measures will set the road map for universal health coverage and strengthen the talent pool in the field.

Commander Navneet Bali, Narayana Health-North Regional Director said the 2023 Coalition Budget looks progressive and comprehensive for the healthcare sector.

“The government has taken a holistic approach by focusing on the ‘Sapt Rishi’ Model and our sector aligns with all seven pillars that the Finance Minister mentioned in his speech. Ms. For example, the healthcare sector plays an important role in holistic development and reaching the last mile.We are pleased to hear that ICMR laboratories will be provided for our research. public and private health university faculty as well as private sector R&D groups the government announced the creation of 150 new colleges of nursing This will enhance our capacity and fill human resource gap The proposed mission to eliminate sickle cell anemia by 2047 is a very positive step. Research & innovation program in pharmaceuticals is a highly appreciated need. for hours,” said Bali.

“The government has taken a positive step by focusing on screening and eliminating sickle cell anemia nationwide by 2047 as it leads to a number of pregnancy complications such as symptoms like Maternal stroke, hypertension and preterm birth It will also aid in combating endemic hematological diseases such as anemia that are rife throughout the nation’s indigenous communities, with the rise of medical schools. India will have a sufficient number of doctors as well as nursing and medical staff in the next decade.In the end, the development of robotics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning will have a significant impact. not to mention the cost of high quality healthcare in our country,” said Dr Sachin Shah, Director – Neonatal & Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Surya Hospital, Pune.

“The establishment of many nursing colleges across the country is a much-needed move. This will help the country prepare for an outbreak of a disease like Covid-19 so that we have medical professionals. fully trained Sickle cell anemia is one of those genetic diseases that we appreciate announcing our mission to eliminate the disease by 2047. Additionally, expanding prevention facilities ICMR experiments for public and private health colleges as well as private sector R&D groups for research purposes will lead to better research outcomes and the creation of innovative solutions. research gaps in non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.Quality research even in institutions lacking the necessary infrastructure and resources will now be possible,” said Dr. Dr. BM said President Makkar RSSDI (Association for the Study of Diabetes in India).

Dr NK Pandey President & MD – Asian Institute of Health Sciences, Faridabad welcomed the 2023 Coalition Budget and said that overall, the budget appears to be balanced with a focus on all aspects of care. health care.

“We welcome the government’s initiative to eliminate sickle cell anemia by 2047. The proposed focus is on eliminating the disease in 17 million people aged 0-40 in different countries. tribal areas is a big step forward and we stand with them in this mission,” he said.

Dr Pandey added that the budget looks futuristic as it focuses on medical research, labs, research & development, collaborative research and innovation.

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