Universal free health screening to start initially in 100 districts: J.P. Nadda


The new health policy has been formulated for ensuring universal and comprehensive health care nation wide for which adequate funding would be made available to the States. Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda stated this while speaking as a Chief Guest in a review meeting of Health Department of Himachal Pradesh today.


He said that the Government was going for universal free health screening for six diseases including hypertension and cancer. This scheme will be initially launched in 100 districts of the Country. The screening will help in detection and diagnosis of chronic diseases. ‘Test and Treat” scheme for HIV patients would also be a component of New Health Policy, he added.


He said India has geared up to provide world class health care facilities to its citizens. The government has been providing  best mother and child care facilities to women in the country. The government has been taking care of  two crore pregnant mothers every year by providing them free medical treatment in government hospitals.


He asked the Doctors to prescribe generic medicines which were mandatory by law. He also stressed upon the need to enhance communication with the patients  so that every patient went satisfied  from the Hospital. He said AIIMS would be set up soon in the State. He complimented the State for better health indicators in spite of  topographic problems in the State.

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ML Verma is a Senior journalist, with more than a decade of experience of active reporting for electronic media, news agencies and fast paced online media.

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