On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his government is taking a holistic approach to the country’s healthcare and is focusing not just on recovery, but also on wellbeing.
Speaking at a webinar on the successful implementation of the health sector provisions of the Union budget, Modi said the budget allocated to the health sector is now phenomenal and demonstrates the government’s commitment to this sector.
The Prime Minister said it is time to take accessibility to the next stage of affordability in healthcare, for which new technology is being used.
In order to keep India safe, the government is working simultaneously on four fronts: disease prevention and wellness promotion, access to health care for all, improvement in the quality and quantity of healthcare facilities and practitioners, working on a mission mode to solve problems, Modi said.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, he said, the world noted the intensity displayed by India’s health sector, stating that reverence for India’s healthcare had increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Demand for Indian doctors and paramedical workers will increase across the world in the future, he said.
The Prime Minister also said the country must be prepared for a growing demand for vaccines made in India.