Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asserted that making treatment affordable in the country has been the top priority of the government. He said the focus is on the maximum use of technology in the health sector as the role of technology is continuously increasing in making healthcare affordable and accessible.
Mr. Modi stated this while addressing the post-Budget webinar on Health and Medical Research. He said Ayushman Bharat and Jan Aushadhi schemes have saved more than one lakh crore rupees of patients from poor and middle classes.
He noted the absence of an integrated long-term vision for health for many decades saying the Centre has not confined healthcare to the Health Ministry only, but has emphasized on the whole of the government approach.