planning on pre-budget expectations: Mr. Ravi Virmani, MD & Founder, CrediHealth for your perusal.
Digital healthcare in India is growing at a significant rate, and with higher penetration of internet services and availability of smartphones in rural areas, health services can be made more democratic and accessible. Development of digital healthcare focused towards rural India will help bridge the gap between urban and rural areas in terms of availability of health care services for the masses. Current digital India project is too bureaucratic for young firms to reap the benefits. The government must recognise this need and allow companies the right environment and incentives to invest in the rural health care sector.
The Union Budget 2017 must allocate more money to the healthcare sector, that is in dire need of funds to improve its infrastructure and skill sets and to increase capacity. There are leakages of allocated funds at all levels. It is important to link initiatives like Digital India to bring in more transparency in the allocation of funds and its expenditure by Government hospitals and medical officers.”