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Coming up: Budget for health? 

Our Bureau | Updated on: Jan 24, 2022

Will the government make good its promise on healthcare spend 

Will the pandemic nudge Budget 2022 into delivering support to healthcare — hospitals, the pharmaceutical industry, med-tech and medical education?

Healthcare watchers will tune in on February 1 to see if the Government is moving in the direction of its committed increase in healthcare spending — 2.5 per cent of GDP by 2025.

Vaccines may feature high on the spending agenda. The pharma industry is hopeful of research sops, as PLI production-linked incentive (PLI) schemes have been rolled out; hospitals seek better access to finance and local med-tech wants muscle to fight imports. Support is also sought for more hands on deck — to get more doctors, nurses and healthworkers into the system.

Published on January 24, 2022
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