Dr. Saumitra Rawat’s Health Budget Wishlist

Healthwire welcomes the new year by bringing a unique series to its readers voices of leading doctors, renowned professionals and policy makers hailing from top healthcare, research and development, financial and pharmaceutical industries who would float their ideas, suggestions and recommendations over the areas in healthcare sector that should be covered or addressed in the upcoming Union Health Budget 2020-21

Dr. Saumitra Rawat

Speaking to Healthwire, Dr. Saumitra Rawat,Chairman & Head of Surgical Gasteroenterology and Liver Transplant,Sir Ganga Ram Hospitals mentioned his wishlist for the upcoming Union Health Budget in detail.

The subjects of his prime focus was give more funding to the healthcare.He said “I worked at National Health Services in UK. I did my all advance training in England, then I was a consultant at various Hospital in UK. So, I have seen that particular system very very closely and I would like to congratulate our Prime Minister to come up with a very innovative and good scheme of Aayushman Bharat.

What my wish list is, In India what you spend on health care is about to 2 and a half % of the National Budget in European Countries and also in North America the people they Spend roughly about 7 to 10% of their Budget for the Healthcare. I would like the Healthcare should receive more funding. So that we got a very healthy India which is young and if the young India which is healthy it will be more productive, and with the Aayushman Bharat I would also like that all states in India  should implement Aayushman Bharat and their should be standardization of care all around in India.”

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