FICCI hails strategic reforms for public health infraJune 10, 2020
Industry body FICCI, while welcoming the steps towards Atmanirbhar Bharat, stated that public spending on healthcare should be increased to at least 2.5% of GDP, which has been assured in the National Health Policy 2017.
While these are commendable steps towards Atma-nirbhar Bharat, said the association, it is crucial that they are put into immediate implementation so that their impact can be realized in next 3-5 years. It said that these are long awaited reforms for addressing various challenges of the health sector that FICCI had been highlighting for over the past few years.
Provision of 30% viability gap funding (VGF) for PPPs for hospitals in tier- II & III cities is also a welcome step, it said. Last year, the government had announced the 20% VGF scheme.