(GIST OF KURUKSHETRA) Efficient and Inclusive Healthcare Ecosystem : MARCH -2023

(GIST OF KURUKSHETRA) Efficient and Inclusive Healthcare Ecosystem


Efficient and Inclusive Healthcare Ecosystem


  • Healthcare has been a priority for the past few years and there has been a steady increase in the budgetary allocation for this sector.
  • There is an increase of 3.4% compared to the Budget 2022-23. A total of Rs. 89155 crores have been allocated to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  • Notably, the budgetary allocation for 2021-22 was Rs 73931.77 crores.
  • The Indian government is committed to building an inclusive, accessible, affordable, efficient, and modern healthcare ecosystem in the country.
  • India is referred to as the pharmacy of the world. It is also emerging as a medical tourism hub on the global healthcare map.
  • The medical tourism industry of India is estimated to be $9 billion, making it the 10th biggest global medical tourism hub.

The Budget documents have focused on the following aspects:

  • Investing in research and development
  • Modernizing healthcare infrastructure
  • Use of digital technology for healthcare services
  • Increasing trained medical professionals

Highlights of Budget related to health care:

  • 157 new nursing colleges will be created.
  • An amount of Rs 2980 crores has been assigned to the Department of Health Research.
  • The budgetary allocation for ICMR has gone up by 7.4%. Some labs will be open for research by public and private medical schools.
  • A mission to eliminate sickle cell anaemia by 2047 will be initiated with a focus on raising awareness and conducting universal screening of 7 million people between the ages of 0 to 40 years.
  • The budget allocation for National Health Mission has gone up from Rs 28974 crores in 2022-23 to Rs 29085 crores in 2023-24.
  • The National Digital Mission has also received a boost in funding from Rs 140 Crore in 2022 to Rs 341 crore in 2023.
  • The allocations for Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana have increased by 12% (to Rs 7200 crores).
  • The budget allocation for AYUSH Ministry has also increased by 28%.
  • Rs 6825 has also been allocated for the establishment of 22 new AIIMS.
  • The government will also support the implementation of specialized multidisciplinary courses in medical devices to ensure a skilled workforce for advanced medical technology.
  • A national governance policy will also be introduced to facilitate access to anonymous data.



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