Union Budget 2021: Slashed funds for NREGA, Poshan Abhiyan 2.0, elderly pensions reflect poorly on Centre
The biggest hoodwink is the starved Poshan Abhiyan 2.0, which though merges the Supplementary Nutrition Programme and the Poshan Abhiyan, has been allocated an amount less than what was prescribed for Anganwadi services in 2020
The Budget outlay for health and well-being is Rs 2.23 lakh crore in 2021-22, as against the Budget Estimate (BE) of Rs 94,452 crore
Union Budget 2021: Bharat Biotech, Serum Institute of India laud higher allocation for healthcare sector
SII CEO Adar Poonawalla said that globally, spending on healthcare infrastructure and vaccines has given countries and their economies the best chance at fighting COVID-19
Union Budget 2021: Banking, health, infra sectors welcome announcements; hospitality, tourism regret lack of immediate support
Hospitality and Tourism roughly account for 10 percent of India's GDP and employ nearly 9 percent of India's working population and yet, it failed to find space in the Union Budget, FHRAI vice-president Gurbaxish Singh Kohli said
Union Budget 2021: Healthcare likely to be top priority, COVID-19 pandemic highlighted its 'fragility', says survey
The Assocham-Primus Partners survey found that 67.3% of the respondents expect the allocation of a fund to 'modernise existing primary healthcare infrastructure'
With poor historical spends on healthcare, there is an urgent need to raise the allocation substantially for health as a proportion of GDP
It is crucial that the government provides appropriate fiscal incentives and creates a sustainable public policy to encourage investment in private healthcare infrastructure
Union Budget 2021: Timely dissemination of vaccine, easy financial conditions may trigger growth in economy
With the near-term math upended by the pandemic, a realistic roadmap would be a timely guidepost to aid the Centre and states formulate their deficit and debt targets over the next 3-5 years.
The stark difference between treatment costs at private and public hospitals during the pandemic has rekindled the debate: How is it that private hospitals, despite their exorbitant bills, claim that they are charging patients their best
Mahindra Holidays to first reopen resorts near metro cities post-lockdown; will ensure guest experience is contactless, says CEO
The Mahindra Group firm has currently suspended operations at its resorts in compliance with the government directives.
Coronavirus leaves private healthcare sector in financial distress, in need of stimulus: FICCI-EY study
The private healthcare sector in the country is witnessing an unprecedented slowdown due to the outbreak of Covid-19 in India and the resultant lockdown, according to a FICCI-EY study
Budget 2020: A mixed bag for healthcare services, pharma sector; additional duties on medical devices to hike costs for consumers
While one of the key focus areas for this Budget 2020-21 on socio-welfare front is to widen the reach of affordable healthcare services, it also lays emphasis on government policy of ‘Make in India’.
Online learning solution Impelsys makes India foray with mobile platform for upskilling health sector
Impelsys hosts multiple digitised courses curated by knowledge partners and domain experts.
Budget 2020: Policy reforms, additional outlay only way to boost life science, healthcare and pharmaceutical industry
Given the ambition of the government to make India a $5 trillion economy in the next five years, pharmaceutical and life science could be the ‘Target sector’ in Budget 2020 for reforms,
Union Budget 2020-21: MTaI seeks streamlining of tax and duty structure to make medical devices affordable
Medical Technology Association of India (MTaI) on Wednesday urged the government to streamline tax and duty structure in Union Budget 2020-2021 to ensure people get long-term access to quality medical devices
Experts from health, education and rural development sectors on Monday suggested a dedicated fund for the protection of children, a policy to encourage healthy food habits, and more financial allocations for secondary-level schools
Profitability of domestic hospital sector to improve in FY20, FY21 driven by Ayushman Bharat, expansion in smaller towns: Crisil
Even as revenue growth is set to increase to 14-15% over fiscals 2020 and 2021, operating profitability of hospital firms is also expected to improve to 16% over this period, Crisil said.
Ayushman Bharat, one year on: Big challenges and bigger opportunities lie ahead of govt's flagship programme
Ayushman Bharat has come up as a strong programme in improving and meeting the Indian population’s healthcare needs, but it has a long way to go.
Raghuvanshi's leadership at Fortis will be critical as the company continues to pursue its vision to create a world class, integrated, healthcare delivery system
Healthcare sector may see further consolidation in 2019; more partnerships between public and private sector expected
Malaysia's IHH Healthcare has scalped 31.1 percent stake in Fortis for Rs 4,000 crore after months of intense competition and is in process of taking another 26 percent stake.