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Tk38,052 crore proposed for health sector with 2.23% rise

Published : 01 Jun 2023 09:22 PM

The budget allocation for the health and family welfare sector is total Tk 38,052 crore while Health Services Division will gel Tk29,282 crore and the Medical Education And Family Welfare Division will get Tk7,582 crore. 

In the current fiscal year 2022-23, the health sector allocation was Tk36,863 crore, which means the allocation has been increased by some 2.23%.

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Thursday proposed this budget in his budget speech. 

"Like previous years, steps have been taken to give priority to the development of the health sector. I propose to continue the existing facility of importing raw materials at a concessionary rate for production of medicines, medical products and some health care products," he addressed the parliament.

The main features of achieving sustainable development goals in the health sector are: expanding the prioritised healthcare services, engaging more people and reducing out-of-pocket expenditure, said Kamal.

“In brief, our foremost objective is to ensure quality healthcare for all citizens. Consistent with this objective, we are providing health care across the country through 31 operational plans under the Fourth Health, Population and Nutrition Sector Programme (HPNSP). “