AIIMS doctors decry govt apathy towards healthcare
NEW DELHI: Doctors and students at AIIMS on Saturday strongly deplored the apathy displayed by successive governments towards improving health care delivery systems in the country and pitched for a 'Health for All' concept.
In a convention held at the institute here, the participants resolved to build a powerful movement for achieving 'Health for All'.
Health for All is a wide concept having socio-economic, preventive and curative aspects. Adequate nutrition, safe drinking water and healthy habitat are integral to achieving it.
The recently-stated concept of universal health coverage (UHC) says that it is achieved when "all people receive quality health services that meet their needs without exposing
them to financial hardship in paying for them," said Dr Anoop Saraya, Head of Department of Gastroenterology, AIIMS.