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  • Can Fit India movement include women from rural India? Sep 02, 2019 10:07 AM IST

    Can Fit India movement include women from rural India?

    PM’s call for greater outreach of the fitness programme is invariably linked to improving on-ground coverage of healthcare for last-mile access

  • National policy, improved immunisation programme highlights on health front in 2017 Dec 28, 2017 11:06 AM IST

    National policy, improved immunisation programme highlights on health front in 2017

    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.

  • PM Modi stresses on affordable treatment for all May 25, 2017 12:37 PM IST

    PM Modi stresses on affordable treatment for all

    "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.

  • Govt focusing on providing affordable quality healthcare: PM Modi Apr 07, 2017 10:27 AM IST

    Govt focusing on providing affordable quality healthcare: PM Modi

    "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

  • Free drugs, diagnostics to all in new health policy: Govt Mar 29, 2017 05:28 PM IST

    Free drugs, diagnostics to all in new health policy: Govt

    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.

  • National Health Policy is proactive and timely: Narayana Hrudayalaya Mar 17, 2017 02:51 PM IST

    National Health Policy is proactive and timely: Narayana Hrudayalaya

  • Health Policy to hike health spending to 2.5% of GDP: J P Nadda Mar 17, 2017 08:38 AM IST

    Health Policy to hike health spending to 2.5% of GDP: J P Nadda

    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.

  • National Health Policy: Hospitals can become huge job creators, says Biocon Chief Mar 16, 2017 10:56 PM IST

    National Health Policy: Hospitals can become huge job creators, says Biocon Chief

  • Centre drafts new health policy after 13 years Jan 01, 2015 09:58 PM IST

    Centre drafts new health policy after 13 years

    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

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