As part of the government’s efforts to redress the fallout of the pandemic, the Bangladesh Parliament announced a Tk 327.31 billion outlay on health and family welfare in the proposed Tk 6.04 trillion spending plan.
Set against the backdrop of a devastating second wave of the pandemic in 2021, the proposed budget for the health sector makes up 5.4 percent of the total budget for FY22. However, it only marks a slight increase from the previous year’s 5.1 percent.
Although the latest health budget is higher than the revised outlay of Tk 314.72 billion in FY21, experts fear that inflation will diminish the impact of the extra funds.
(1 Bangladesh Taka BDT=0.012 US Dollars USD)
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