Thursday, 22 August 2019

Expectations from Budget 2019- Dr. Somesh Mittal

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Dr. Somesh Mittal, CEO, Vikram Hospital, Bengaluru

This year, I expect the Government introduce measures in order to improve the quality of healthcare and make it more affordable. For example, introduction of Artificial Intelligence facilitating and predictive analytics for patient monitoring will add to significant financial savings and will increase the reach of healthcare in the country. Further, government should provide incentives to private hospitals by way of lower taxes and affordable insurance premiums.

My other priorities are allocation of more funds for setting up new medical colleges as we are facing acute shortage of specialists. Government should also encourage to set up large number of trauma centres and primary healthcare centers specially in highways as we see rise in number of road accidents.

 

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