Healthcare industry has received a package of Rs 64,180 crores for the upgradation of infrastructure. Announcing the budget, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the centre-sponsored Prime Minister Atmanirbhar Swasthya Bharat Yojana will aim at developing primary, secondary and tertiary care in India
in the next six years. It will also focus on strengthening national institutions and creating new institutions to cure new and emerging diseases.
Presenting her third budget in the Lok Sabha, she said that the scheme would be in addition to the National Health Mission. The new scheme would be intended to provide support for 17,000 rural and 11,000 urban healthcare centres, and establish critical healthcare hospital blocks in 602 districts, she said. It would also focus on operationalization of 17 new public health units at points of entry, and the modernizing of existing health units at 32 airports, 15 seaports and landports, said the Finance Minister.
The finance minister said that the budget proposals for 2021-22 rest on six pillars: health and well-being, physical and financial capital and infrastructure, inclusive development for aspirational India, reinvigorating human capital, innovation and R&D, minimum government and maximum governance.