Nirogstreet founder Ram N Kumar said the Finance Minister had accorded special attention to the healthcare sector. “ We expect the Aatmanirbhar health program to consider Aatmanirbhar Ayurveda as its integral part,” he added.
The Union Budget 2021-22 allocated Rs 71,268.77 crore to the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry an increase of about 10 per cent from the previous year’s budget estimates, according to Union Budget presented February 1, 2021.
The introduction of the Aatmanirbhar health program with an outlay of Rs 64,180 crore in addition to the national health mission in the Union Budget 2021 is a step forward in ensuring a Healthy India and claiming its position as an undisputed leader on global health and wellbeing platform.
Other laudable initiatives are: Strengthening India’s Sankalp of Nation-first, health, and wellbeing is one of the six pillars A 137 percent of the tremendous rise in healthcare spending Special emphasis on preventive and curative healthcare Proposed establishment of 17,000 rural and 11,000 urban health and wellness centers in the country
“We further expect special incentives from the huge healthcare spending outlay to create a robust ecosystem supporting world-class research, product development, and drug discovery in the Ayurvedic sector so as to mainstream it for future generations to accept it as the first call of prevention and treatment.”