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Healthcare Industry leaders hail Interim budget

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Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals

 Rohit Shishodia
Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group, has hailed the interim budget presented by Mr Piyush Goyal in Parliament. Dr Reddy has said, “A forward-thinking budget with a definitive vision to accelerate much greater progress and enhance well-being of Indians. The allocation of Rs. 6400 crores for Ayushman Bharat is very welcome. Now, it is paramount, that India ramps up its efforts to arrest the upsurge of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which are increasing like an epidemic.

“The morbidity and mortality due to Diabetes and increasing prevalence of Cancers are very concerning. 9 out of 10 deaths due to NCDs can be prevented by awareness and early screening.  The endeavours and efforts that the Government of India has embarked upon will make our nation healthier and a model for the world to emulate,” added Dr Reddy

Mr. Nilesh Jain, Founding partner, Clinivantage Healthcare Technologies said "The thought of accessible & affordable medical healthcare treatment is taking center stage, along with this, it will be very critical to upgrade the technology infrastructure and adapt new technologies to scale reach and make this program a huge success.”

“Adoption of new technology, AI and transparency controls via deployment of unified cloud system will help speed the success story of Ayushman Bharat” added Mr Jain.

“AIIMS in Haryana is a welcome move towards enhancing advanced medical research in India, producing a greater number of qualified medical professionals and expanding opportunities for the aspiring medical students of the country. The government’s vision towards having a distress free healthcare and a functional, comprehensive healthcare system by 2030 are praiseworthy,” said Shanthini Arunthavanathan, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Westminster Healthcare, Chennai.


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