Private healthcare organisations welcome Budget 2023, call for incentives to charitable hospitals, funding for telemedicine

February 2, 2023by Indian Express

The private health sector said Union Budget 2023 presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Wednesday was “really good” but at the same time requested the government to provide some incentives to charitable hospitals, focus on funding and incentive for doing telemedicine and research in remote areas.

Private healthcare institutes raised concerns such as the government not increasing healthcare spending to 2.5 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) concern and streamlining embedded indirect taxes like Goods and Service Taxes (GST) in the sector. The allocation for health in the budget is 2.1 per cent of the GDP.

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