Higher spending on social sectors can harness benefits of the demographic bulge3 min read . Updated: 13 Jan 2020, 11:26 PM IST
- Budget needs to step up funding for healthcare, education and women’s issues to improve the country’s human development index
- Public health experts said without improving living conditions and basic facilities, the United Nations’ sustainable development goal targets can’t be achieved
Soni Devi, 28, recently lost her newborn daughter to an “unexplained illness". Uneducated, and married to a daily-wager, Devi is little aware of the treatment options for a healthy pregnancy and for post-pregnancy complications—medicines, regular health check-ups and the need to vaccinate a newborn for various illnesses.
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