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    ...It provides much needed relief from financial bottlenecks in health policies. Moreover, conversion of 150,000 health sub-centres into health and wellness centres, the introduction of two new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the states of Gujarat and Jharkhand, and the adding of 25,000 postgraduate seats in medicine reflect meritoriously on the government’s resolve to prioritize the health sector. While these measures are a step in the right direction, they mean little for the immediate growth of the health sector. The budget notably missed out on drawing attention to the accessibility factor in the Indian health system. Decades of low spending on the health sector has resulted in massive out-of-pocket expenditure on health. The overall outlay still remains largely underfunded and there was no mention of any action plan for universal healthcare. ...

    Live Mint on Feb. 19, 2017, 11:32 p.m.