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Budget 2021: Healthcare service providers urge govt to increase healthcare spend

The government should increase healthcare spend in the ensuing budget for ramping up the infrastructure in the sector, healthcare service providers have said. “The public spend in healthcare needs to increase from the current 1.2 per cent to at least 2.5 per cent of GDP in the next 3 years, much of which should be invested in creating and modernising our infrastructure. Hopefully, the budget for 2021-22 would take the important first step towards this,” Manipal Hospitals MD & CEO Dilip Jose said in a statement.The government should increase healthcare spend in the ensuing budget for ramping up the infrastructure in the sector, healthcare service providers have said. “The public spend in healthcare needs to increase from the current 1.2 per cent to at least 2.5 per cent of GDP in the next 3 years, much of which should be invested in creating and modernising our infrastructure. Hopefully, the budget for 2021-22 would take the important first step towards this,” Manipal Hospitals MD & CEO Dilip Jose said in a statement.

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