FICCI hails strategic reforms for public health infra

June 10, 2020 0 By FM

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.