EP997 – How Will The Budget Impact The Common Man? | India Development Debate
02 FEBRUARY 2021 | ET NOW | 47 MIN 28 SEC
Health & Wellness budget outlay directionally very positive. Vaccine spend of Rs 35,000 cr extremely vital for dealing with pandemic. Beefing up the primary, secondary, tertiary infra in health care extremely important. After COVID-19, we need to use the same Rs 35,000 cr for other diseases as well. India has a huge disease burden post Covid. Health care sector offers a huge job creation opportunity. Beefed-up public health ecosytem will lead to more job creation. As you expand healthcare ecosystem, you also need human capital to staff it. Glad to see govt invested in R&D, innovation in the public health ecosystem. Private sector needs to be a participant in benefiting from healthcare spends. Private sector has to be roped in to achieve speed & scale. Watch the full interview Amitabh kant, CEO, Niti Aayog, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Executive Chairperson, Biocon, Dr. Ashutosh Raghuvanshi, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Fortis Healthcare Limited, Uday Shankar, President, FICCI, SK Munjal, Chairman, Hero Corporate Service Pvt. Ltd, Vipul Jhaveri, Managing Partner – Tax, Deloitte India and William Foster, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Sovereign Risk, Moody’s Investors Service on India Development Debate.