IMAGE: A medic conducts a dry run of the COVID-19 vaccine in Bengaluru. Photograph: Shailendra Bhojak/PTI Photo
On Monday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will current the Budget for the Financial Year 2021-2022.
Nirmalaji had requested all of us to ship the finance ministry inputs in order that the federal government might put together an all inclusive Budget, one that may incorporate the wants of its folks.
In a month-long sequence, A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com spoke to Indians throughout the land about what their expectations from Budget 2021 are.
Dr Samar Sen Popuri, 36, MD (inside medication), was born in Andhra Pradesh.
He is a marketing consultant and diabetologist and practises at Sunshine Hospital, Gachibowli, Hyderabad.
His spouse, Dr Jumana Hussain, is a doctor and an assistant professor within the division of drugs on the Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences.
They have a two-year-old son.
Last yr, Dr Popuri paid about Rs 2 lakhs in taxes.
In the concluding characteristic on this particular sequence, a day earlier than the Budget, Dr Popuri shares his expectations from the finance minister:
The authorities ought to consider public well being and enhance infrastructure in current hospitals.
It ought to construct new hospitals to cater to the present inhabitants.
The physician/affected person ratio in India is likely one of the lowest on this planet. We want to enhance that by recruiting extra medical doctors.
Doctors are underpaid when in comparison with what they’ll earn within the West. If you pay medical doctors higher, you will discover that quite a lot of medical doctors are prepared to go to even the remotest areas.
Hospitals in rural areas needs to be higher geared up in order that the talents of the physician will be of higher use to the sufferers.
A radiologist will be despatched to a rural hospital supplied there’s fundamental infrastructure like an X-ray machine, ultrasound scan and foetal scan accessible there.
The authorities ought to conduct extra well being camps to create consciousness among the many public about sanitation, public defecation and urination.
The public needs to be taught extra successfully to maintain their environment clear with the intention to forestall the unfold of many infectious illnesses.
The authorities must ramp up its effort to boost consciousness concerning the breeding spots of mosquitoes, like open drains and stagnant water, to stop the unfold of vector-borne illnesses like malaria and dengue.
It should improve the proportion spent on public healthcare within the Budget.
IMAGE: Dr Samar Sen Popuri. Photograph: Kind courtesy Dr Samar Sen Popuri
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Feature Presentation: Aslam Hunani/Rediff.com