Budget quote on behalf of Prema Sagar, Founder Trustee, Genesis
Budget quote on behalf of Prema Sagar, Founder Trustee, Genesis Foundation on government’s move of allocating Rs 1200 crores to The National Health Policy and initiative of providing health care cover of Rs 5 lakh every year to 10 crore poor families.
“The finance minister in his budget speech today has rightly pointed that a only “Swasth Bharat can be a Samriddha Bharat”. Genesis Foundation welcomes the government’s move of allocating Rs 1200 crores to The National Health Policy that focusses on developing a comprehensive health care eco-system for all. The announced 1.5 lakh health centres have the potential to impact the health and wellness index of this country. In addition the government’s initiative of providing health care cover of Rs 5 lakh every year to 10 crore poor families is a step in the right direction. In India, every year, approximately 1.8–2 Lakh children are born with Congenital Heart Disorders, approximately a third to a quarter (∼50,000) would need early intervention to survive the first year of life. If access to screening, early diagnosis and treatment is available, the baby has a 95% chance of survival with good long-term outcome. Genesis Foundation’s goal is to collaborate with these health centres and work closely with the government to give the little hearts a chance to live a healthy and happy life.”