PM Narendra Modi Says India's Health Sector Overcame Trial By Fire During COVID-19
The prestige of India's health sector and trust in it has increased manifold across the globe after it successfully overcame the trial by fire during the COVID-19 pandemic last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday and asserted that time has come to take accessibility and affordability in healthcare to the next level.
Addressing a webinar on effective implementation of the Union Budget's provisions in the health sector, he said the budget allocated to health this year is unprecedented and shows the government's commitment to provide better healthcare.
PM Modi said his government is taking a holistic approach to healthcare and is not just focused on treatment but also wellness.
To keep India healthy, the government is working on four fronts simultaneously - prevention of illness and promotion of wellness, providing cheap and effective treatment to the poorest of the poor, increasing quality and quantity of health infrastructure and healthcare professionals, and working on mission mode to overcome obstacles, PM Modi said.