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Rural health and higher tobacco taxes are key priorities in India’s 2014-15 budget

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4680 (Published 17 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4680
  1. Sanjeet Bagcchi
  1. 1Kolkata

India’s finance minister has laid out new measures in the budget for 2014-15 to strengthen the country’s medical infrastructure and restrict the use of tobacco.

In the budget, announced in parliament on 10 July, Arun Jaitley said that 15 model rural health research centres would be established to provide better healthcare facilities in non-urban areas. The centres will carry out research on local health issues, he said. …

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