New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hailed the enhanced budget allocated for the health sector by the Centre for this financial year.

"The budget allocated for the health sector now is extraordinary. It shows our commitment to this sector. Covid-19 pandemic has taught us a lesson to be prepared to fight similar challenges in the future," said PM Modi during a webinar on budget implementation to the health sector.

"World has noted the strength shown by India's health sector during COVID-19 pandemic. We aim to eliminate Tuberculosis (TB) from the country by 2025. Wearing masks, early diagnosis and treatment are also important in its prevention," PM Modi said.

He further added that the government is not only investing in healthcare but making sure that such facilities are made available in remote areas too.

On the challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Prime Minister said, "Last year was a trial by fire for India, the world and the whole of humanity. I am pleased to say that the country's health sector has successfully overcome this challenge. We succeeded in saving scores of lives."

Modi said that the government is working on four fronts to maintain the health and well-being of the people.

"The first front is to prevent diseases - Prevention of illness and Promotion of Wellness. The second front is to provide cheap and effective treatment to the poorest of the poor. Schemes like Ayushman Bharat Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Kendra are working on it. The third front is to increase the quantity and quality of health infrastructure and health care professionals. And the fourth front is to work on mission mode to overcome problems," said Modi.