Budget 2023: A new vision for India’s healthcare is needed; will the govt rise to the occasion?

February 1, 2023by Business Today

Healthcare in India has progressed remarkably in the last 75 years since independence, with more than doubled life expectancy from 32 years in 1947 to 70 years. The country has now become a top draw for medical tourism, with the industry leveraging both technology and government policies. India has successfully eradicated widespread infectious diseases such as polio and smallpox, and has made significant headway in treating cancer, cardiac, and pulmonary diseases, among others. Earlier this year, the government unveiled the Heal in India campaign, a targeted outreach program to boost India’s medical tourism. The government’s focus on digitization has facilitated enhanced healthcare delivery, and digital platforms backed by the National Digital Health Mission have eased accessibility to crucial healthcare solutions.

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