“This will be the world's largest government-funded healthcare programme," he told parliament in his Budget speech. "The government is steadily but surely progressing towards a goal of universal health coverage."
These were the very words of our Hon’ble finance minister of India, Shri Arun Jaitley who has been receiving mixed emotions from the citizens on proposal of the union budget 2018.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi won a thumping mandate in 2014 promising, among other things, a universal healthcare plan to protect India's poorest. This Budget is the Modi government's last before the country votes in May next year. Get a detailed insight on what the Pharma industry and hospital sector feel on the budget in our PSM India capsules.
While Kerela, Punjab and Tamil Nadu have been declared as best performers in the Healthy States Progressive India Report, we have allegations of corruption, slackness and negligence levelled by residents of three villages of Lucknow. Read more on this and other important news such as a website to act as a watchdog for private health sector, a centralised portal for regulating online pharmacies in our country and a WHO approved vaccine carrier to prevent in-transit vaccine freezing, under Drug laws and Policy Injections and National Injections section of this issue.
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