Finance Minister calls for focus on mental health in post-pandemic policies

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday urged the United Nations that post-pandemic policies must provide for adequate recognition of the mental wellbeing of vulnerable sections.

Speaking at the UN’s high-level discussion on jobs and social protection for poverty eradication, Ms Sitharaman also said that the UN’s proposed accelerated action on jobs and social protection should have digitalisation at the core of the design.

She further said that insights from behavioural economics can be leveraged in onboarding those workers who are currently not covered under the formal security net.