#Budget2019: 15% hike in spending on healthcare, Ayushman Bharat receives major boost

Expectations were high from the Union Budget 2019-20 which was tabled in the Lok Sabha on Friday, July 5, given that Prime Minister Narendra Modi came back to power following a bigger mandate than his first term. The medical fraternity was also looking forward to the union budget with hopes for increased spending on healthcare

#Budget2019: 15% hike in spending on healthcare, Ayushman Bharat receives major boostA day after ‘Unfettered Sky Blue’ Economic Survey, breaking away from tradition, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today presented Modi government’s first Budget in the second term in the form of traditional bahi khaata (account ledger), instead of the leather briefcase that was the tradition since the colonial era. Amid huge expectations from every quarter, Finance […]

Here’s what Maha health budget 2018 offers you

On Friday, State Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar presented the budget for the financial year 2018-19 in the Legislative Assembly. As per the budget, provision of Rs 964 crore for implementation of centrally sponsored National Health Mission

Here’s what Maha health budget 2018 offers youThe state government on Friday presented its fourth Budget on Friday in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. As per the budget: Rs 6.33 lakh public toilet blocks will be constructed in urban areas and 21.03 lakh blocks in rural areas, under the Swachh Maharashtra initiative. Rs 65 crore to be spent on poor pregnant women. Every […]

NGO submits patient centric health budget to state govt

An NGO working for the patient rights has put forward the health budget for the common people. Last year, for the Public Health Department, only 27% was spent on the medicines. So, in comparison to last year, the state government should make a provision of Rs 728 crores in the budget by making an additional provision of 256 crores for this year, said Jan Arogya Abhiyaan

NGO submits patient centric health budget to state govtAccording to Jan Arogya Abhiyaan officials, patients are suffering as only 56% of the funds for health care were spent. •In the budget of 471 crores for medicines, only 27% has been spent till January 2018. So, the funds allocated should be used appropriately. •In comparison to Maharashtra, the central government is spending Rs 1,537 […]

Budget 2018: Like TB patients, psychiatrists demand monetary aid for patients with mental illness

On Thursday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in his budget speech announced about allocation of Rs 600 Crore nutritional support to TB patients in the country. As per experts, similar provisions should be made for patients suffering from mental illnesses

Budget 2018: Like TB patients, psychiatrists demand monetary aid for patients with mental illnessTuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that usually affects the lungs and weakens the immune system. Today, Rs 600 Crore nutritional support to TB patients in the country was announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in his budget speech. Similarly, the experts too demanded provision for patients suffering with mental illness. Dr Sagar Mundada, psychiatrist […]

Budget 2018: Healthcare sector divided over Ayushman Bharat Programme

Even though the medical fraternity has appreciated the steps addressing healthcare issues in the budget, doctors still remain cautious over its execution in the long run

Budget 2018: Healthcare sector divided over Ayushman Bharat ProgrammeIn the Union Budget for 2018, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced two new initiatives under the Ayushman Bharat Program. This move is expected to benefit 10 crore poor and vulnerable families. It will be the world’s biggest government funded healthcare programme. The government will provide up to Rs. 5 lakh per year per family for […]

Budget 2018: Modi govt announces world’s largest health protection scheme

Today, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget 2018,announced a National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) providing health insurance worth Rs 5 lakhs to 10 crore poor families

Budget 2018: Modi govt announces world’s largest health protection schemeHere are some of the key highlights from the FM’s speech: Jaitley said NHPS is expected to benefit 50 crore people across India and called it’s as the largest government-funded health insurance scheme to be implemented anywhere in the world. Health and wellness centres to bring healthcare closer and more accessible to people. Only a […]

‘If we aspire to become a super power, govt should increase its health expenditure’

As India gears up for Budget 2018, healthcare industry looks forward for the government to allocate more of the GDP in health. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, health experts said, if India wants to become super power, it is important for the government to spend more on healthcare

‘If we aspire to become a super power, govt should increase its health expenditure’In a joint sitting of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha ahead of the budget session, President Ram Nath Kovind said the New ‘National Health Policy’ has been formulated for providing better and affordable healthcare facilities to the poor and middle class. The healthcare industry is looking forward to the government to reduce tax levied […]

BMC to reduce its expenditure on health, announces a cut in health sector budget

Though the BMC, has announced number of schemes, in the health budget, but health activist are not so happy with the cut

BMC to reduce its expenditure on health, announces a cut in health sector budgetIs Asia’s richest civil body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) serious enough about the healthcare sector?  This is the arising question after it has reduced its healthcare budget by Rs382 crore. The civic body announced its budget for 2017-18 and compared to last year, this year’s budget has a cut. Allocation for health sector has been […]

Assam govt tells its employees – Take care of your parents, or we’ll do so from your pay 

The Assam government has proposed to link geriatric care to the pay of its employees from the 2017-18 fiscal to ensure that they look after their parents

Assam govt tells its employees – Take care of your parents, or we’ll do so from your pay Presenting a Rs 2,349.79 crore deficit budget on Tuesday, finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said every government employee must take care of his or her parents. If they don’t, the government will deduct a part of the employee’s salary and give it to the neglected parents for their sustenance, Sarma told the assembly “Care for […]