Talking about measures taken by the Government of India on the health sector, he said the highest priority on the health sector was demonstrated in a somewhat unprecedented manner in the Budget 2021-22.
Finance Commission Chairman N K Singh on Friday made a strong case for setting up of a health developmental financial institution on the lines of the Rs 20,000-crore DFI for the infrastructure sector, with a view to improve healthcare services in tier-2 and tier-3 cities.
Singh also underlined the need for a uniform Health Care Code (HCC) and an All India Medical and Health Service with the overarching objective of improving healthcare facilities throughout the length and breadth of the country.
“The health sector is in dire need of a health developmental financial institution (DFI). Budget 2021-22 mentioned setting up a DFI to stimulate investments with an initial corpus of Rs 20,000 crore.
“The need for a health-sector-specific DFI is much needed on the same lines as that of DFIs for other sectors like NABARD (agriculture), NHB (Housing) and TFCI (tourism),” he at NATHEALTH Annual Summit.
Such an initiative, Singh added, would help in increasing healthcare access in tier-2 and tier-3 cities, besides ensuring proper utilisation of the funds.
News Source:- Financial Express