New Delhi, February 13 : The Union Budget 2020-2021 has addressed preventative, curative health and well-being, said Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday, adding that in spite of bringing water and sanitation, the allocations to the core health has gone up.
While replying to the discussion on the Union Budget in Lok Sabha, Sitharaman said, "In the Budget speech, I very clearly said, we are taking a holistic approach to health. It is addressing preventive health, it is addressing curative health, it is also addressing well-being. I will firmly establish that in spite of bringing water and sanitation, the allocations to the core health has not come down. On the contrary, it has gone up," she said. She further added, "Respecting Indian entrepreneurial skills, Indian managerial skills, Indian trade skills, Indian business skills, Indian youth, Jana Sangh onwards, the BJP has consistently believed in India. We didn't borrow something from somewhere and gave a hybrid."