Friday, June 2, 2023



Union Budget 2022: Health token hike belies COVID-era calculations

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 2: The Centre has proposed a 0.2% increase in its budget outlay for health and medical research for 2022-23, disappointing sections of health experts who had hoped the extra spending momentum during COVID-19 would continue. The Union Finance Ministry has earmarked Rs 86,200 crore for the Health and Family Welfare and Health Research Departments for 2022-23, only Rs 200 crore higher than the anticipated expenditure of Rs 86,000 crore last year. The outlay includes Rs 83,000 crore for health, a 1% rise over last year's revised expenditure...