Sep 02, 2019 10:07 AM IST
PM’s call for greater outreach of the fitness programme is invariably linked to improving on-ground coverage of healthcare for last-mile access
- Dec 28, 2017 11:06 AM IST
The nod to the draft National Medical Commission Bill, 2017, by the Cabinet, towards the end of the year, despite opposition from some quarters, came as a shot in the arm for the health ministry.
- May 25, 2017 12:37 PM IST
"Seventy per cent of medical equipment used are imported from foreign nations. This situation has to change because it makes the treatment very costly," he said after launching a book to mark Tata Memorial Centre's 75 years of social service.
- Apr 07, 2017 10:27 AM IST
"When it comes to healthcare, our Government is leaving no stone unturned to provide quality healthcare that is accessible & affordable," he added. In this context, Modi noted that the Cabinet had recently approved the National Health Policy, "which is extensive, comprehensive & citizen friendly".f
- Mar 29, 2017 05:28 PM IST
The new health policy puts forth a concrete framework for universal health-care and has provisions to provide free drugs and diagnostics to all, Minister of State for Health Anupriya Patel today said.
- Mar 17, 2017 02:51 PM IST
- Mar 17, 2017 08:38 AM IST
The Policy, which was cleared by the Cabinet, also envisions increasing life expectancy to 70 years from 67.5 years and proposes free diagnostics and drugs at all public hospitals.
- Mar 16, 2017 10:56 PM IST
- Jan 01, 2015 09:58 PM IST
Thirteen years after the last health policy was made, the Centre has drafted the new National Health Policy, one that not only aims to increase public expenditure on healthcare, but proposes to make health a fundamental right