FICCI welcomes govt's move to accord "industry status" to ho
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) welcomed the Government’s announcement of according ‘industry status’ to private hospitals, with support for land acquisition, clearances and funding, to boost expansion of healthcare infrastructure in Tier 2 and 3 cities.

The announcement was made with the launch of Ayushman Bharat Yojna that aims to provide accessible healthcare to all strata of society.

Senior VP, FICCI Ms. Sangita Reddy welcoming the move remarked, “In India, skewed distribution of hospital beds, with their heavy concentration in the metros has long been a challenge in reaching the last mile with quality healthcare provision. This opportune step by the government strongly reinforces private healthcare providers’ commitment towards improving access to quality care.”

The last decade has seen 70% of new bed capacity addition in the private sector, catering to 70% of in-patient and 60% of out-patient healthcare services in the country, according to the release issued. Opening of new hospitals shall also open employment opportunities in the healthcare sector.

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