Union Health Budget 2019 – A Mixed Bag


A budget is taken as a roadmap and intention of the government of the day for its tenure in office. The people of India have given this government another tenure with a sound majority. It is with this background that the people were looking forward to a progressive healthcare budget. It must be remembered that only a “Healthy India” can become a Trillion Dollar economy. However, whenever healthcare in India is discussed, preventive and promotive aspects are always overlooked. The reality is that India is faced with both lifestyle and infectious diseases burden even after 72 years of independence

By: Neelam Jhangiani


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