PPP prescribed to increase broader health coverage
In addressing core infrastructure and resource issues, he has proposed feasibility gap funds to encourage and expand coverage, primarily in Tier II and III cities, through medical colleges attached to district hospitals through public-private partnerships ( PPP).
The prices of medical devices are expected to increase marginally, as a 5% decrease in the import of medical devices will be used to finance vital health infrastructure, mainly in the 112 aspirational districts that currently lack Ayushman Bharat affiliated hospitals.
The industry of more than $ 5 billion depends heavily on imports.
The FM announced a disbursement of Rs 69,233 crore for the health sector (including health research and AYUSH), just over 4.2% of Rs 66,416 crore provided in the revised 2019-20 estimate.