New Delhi, Feb. 24 -- Like several other sectors, India is now preparing to be aatmanirbhar, or self-reliant, in the health sector with focus on the public private partnership model to deal with health emergencies in a better way and improve access to health care for all, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday.

The prestige of India's health sector and trust in it has increased manifold across the globe after it successfully overcame the "trial by fire" during the Covid-19 pandemic, he added, addressing a webinar on effective implementation of the Union Budget's provisions in the health sector.

"The amount allocated for the health sector in this year's budget has been unprecedented, and is an attempt to provide better health care ser...