New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the general budget on Monday. This time the budget is very special in many ways, because this time the government has focused on strengthening the health system to fight the corona epidemic.
In the budget, it has been proposed to spend equal to one percent of GDP on health. There is a special focus on vaccination of Kovid-19. Adar Poonawalla, CEO of Serum Institute of India, described the focus on healthcare and vaccine in the budget as commendable. He said that increasing spending on healthcare and vaccine will help fight the corona epidemic.
What did Adar Poonawala say?
Adar Poonawala tweeted on Monday, “Great budget 2021 Nirmala Sitharaman Ji. Especially on healthcare and vaccine. It is the best investment by any country. A healthy India is a more productive India. ” He said on the budget that we welcome the announcement of the Finance Minister on the expenditure for healthcare expenditure, Kovid-19 vaccine and Pneumococcal vaccine, as it will help India to recover rapidly from the epidemic.
Great # Budget2021 announcements, @nsitharaman Ji, especially on healthcare and vaccines; this is the best investment any country can make. A healthier India is a more productive India.
In the budget of 2021-22, the central government has proposed Rs 35,000 crore for vaccination against corona virus. The Finance Minister said, “I have provided Rs 35,000 crore for the Covid-19 vaccine. I am committed to provide further funds if needed.
In 2021-22, the health budget is Rs 2.23 lakh crore and it has been increased by 137 percent. Proposed to spend. The government is going to spend Rs 94,452 crore on the health sector in the current financial year.
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