Will healthcare get a bigger chunk when the budget is announced for 2013? The Ministry of Health has already requested that its budget be expanded to accommodate more research and development.
The keyword should be accountability. On most occasions, it is not that the budget is insufficient, it is the rampant wastage of funds that leads to inadequate funding for more essential items.
Every year the auditor general’s report highlights the misdemeanors that occurs in government service but often times, it falls on deaf ears and not much is done, at least publicly, to rectify that.
So for the coming budget, it is likely to be a friendly in view of the upcoming polls. However, will it be realistic? How much of that will be wasted again?
Watch this space as we analyse the Budget 2013 from the healthcare perspective.