01 February 2022 | Views
Praveen Sikri, CEO, Ikris Pharma Network
"There is no doubt that budget 2022 has continued with the growth momentum from last year. With PM Gatishakti forming one of the four core pillars of this vision, the others being inclusive development, productivity enhancement and investment, sunrise opportunities, energy transition and climate action, the budget carries a long-term perspective. This is also evident from over 35 per cent jump in capital expenditure provided in this budget. With the National Digital Health Ecosystem provisioning for digital registries of health providers and health facilities, unique health identity, consent framework, and universal access to health facilities, the intent is to provide a sustained thrust to the all-round digitalization of health access in the country. The extension of special incentives and exemptions for start-ups would also give a huge boost to private players in the health sector attempting to change the way we receive healthcare services in the country."