Australia news- The Australian state of Victoria has launched its new budget for 2023-2023, the largest share of which is the health sector.
The budget deficit was $7.8 million, which analysts saw as less than expected.
The budget promised so many projects that affect people's lives that the budget is "per Victorian," as Treasurer Tim Ballas puts it.
Here are the biggest beneficiaries of Victoria's new budget:
The government has allocated about $2.9 billion to modernize hospitals and build new ones in the state.
Victoria's largest hospital received significant support to develop and improve its services, such as Milton Hospital, which received more than $900 million to operate a 24-hour emergency department, provide 100 beds, an intensive care unit, and improve maternity and child care services.
Werribee Mercy received $236 million to upgrade the emergency department, and to hire and train about 7,000 care staff.
The government said in its announcement that it has allocated $300 million for health infrastructure in remote and rural areas, and Baron Hospital for Women and Children will receive $500 million to build it.
An amount of $40 million will also be allocated to develop health care centers in these areas.
$372 million will go to mental health organizations to secure more than 1,500 job openings in the field.
The $490 million in critical care will provide 82 mental health beds in the state.
Emergency and ambulance services
After the stifling crisis for ambulances in Australia as a whole and Victoria in particular, the government announced $333 million to hire about 400 receptionists for Triple-0.
The budget also allocated $124 million to hire about 90 new paramedics.
Balas said that the construction of new schools and the development of existing ones will have a budget of $1.6 billion, including $581.5 million to open 13 new schools by 2024.
The new decisions included reducing teaching hours, starting next year, by one hour, followed by another half hour reduction in 2024.
Other sectors such as sports, associations against domestic violence and the hospitality sector had a share of the new budget as the government seeks to provide a better environment for residents, workers and all segments of society.
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