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Budget reaction: Dr Ramakanta Panda, Managing Director and Vice Chairman, Asian Heart Institute, Mumbai

There is a major emphasis on infrastructure. They have announced a total spend of around 2 trillion on healthcare and mega national highway projects which is always a boost for the economy. The allocation to health in this budget has been increased substantially. The areas of focus will be preventive and curative healthcare as well as wellbeing. There is a 137 per cent increase in the allocation from the previous budget. Also Rs 35,000 crore has been budgeted for the COVID-19 vaccination expenditure in financial year 2021-22. 

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