The reduction in fund allocation for health and family welfare by over Rs 1,000 crore, especially amid the pandemic, is worrisome said experts.
Despite fund constraints, Finance Minister K N Balagopal has increased the allocation to the medical and public health sector by Rs 288 crore to Rs 2,629.33 crore.
The government is also providing Rs 225 per day to patients as post-operative sustenance allowance under YSR Aarogya Aasara.
As the new government is set to present its second budget, public health experts underscored again the need for dedicated fund allocation for public health and preventive medicine.
Major portion is allotted for the construction of medical colleges, super-speciality hospitals, this is also the highest ever allocation for the Health Department since the formation of Telangana.
Nutrition of children is another very important aspect, as detection and treatment of childhood nutrition would save many lives.
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Harish said when Asha workers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s own State are provided with a meagre salary of Rs 4000 per month, in Telangana they’re getting Rs 9,750 per month.
Healthcare, too, was in the digital spotlight with two key announcements that have the potential to transform healthcare delivery and take us closer to universal health access.
The health sector was allocated Rs 86,201 crore in the Union Budget 2022-23, presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday.
The industry is also seeking simplification of various processes in order to enhance ease of doing business for the private sector companies.
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The Prime Minister informed that the Central government wants to ensure that every district in the country has at least one medical college or an institution that provides post-graduate medical educat
Doctors, public health experts hope the govt will increase allocation in the next year
In February, OPS announced that TN spent Rs 13,352 cr for the Covid-19 mitigation measures