2. Skilled human resource availability is critical to the growth of healthcare in India. 2013 is expected to focus on additional budget allocation to the National skill development council which will help in training paramedical and ancillary staff.
3. Establishing Healthcare REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) to mitigate high real estate cost & ensuring gains exemptions for assets transferred to the Real Estate Company
4. Enhancing the limit of deduction towards payment of medical insurance premium from existing INR 15,000 to INR 50,000 for self and family and the current annual limit of Rs 20,000 for dependent parents also needs to be enhanced to Rs 50,000.
(By Dr Rana Mehta, Leader Healthcare, PwC India)