In a webinar organized on budget provisions in the health sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that we have to be prepared for the growing demand for India-made vaccines. Our goal is to eradicate tuberculosis by 2025 from the country, wearing masks, early screening and treatment is important for its prevention. There is a need to make healthcare affordable and take its accessibility to the next level, for which the use of modern technology is being increased.
Prime Minister Modi said that the budget allocated to the health sector in this year’s budget is unprecedented. It is a symbol of our commitment to provide better healthcare to every citizen. He said, “From medical equipment to medicine.” From ventilators to vaccines, from scientific research to surveillance infrastructure, from doctors to epidemiologists, we all have to pay attention so that the country is better prepared for any future health disaster. The strength that India’s health sector has shown during Corona, its experience and the strength it has demonstrated, has been noted very closely by the world. The trust in the sector is at a new level.
PM Modi said that to keep India healthy, we are working together on 4 fronts. The first front is to prevent diseases i.e. Prevention of Illness and Promotion of Wellness. The second front is to provide cheap and effective treatment to the poorest of the poor. Schemes like Ayushman Bharat Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Kendra are doing the same. The third front is to increase the quality and quality of health infrastructure and health care professionals. At the same time, the fourth front is to work on the mission mode to overcome problems. Mission Indradhanush has been extended to the tribal and far-flung areas of the country.