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Govt needs to take healthcare to people’s doorsteps: Naik

The government needs to take healthcare to doorsteps of people to make ‘health for all’ a reality, MoS for Ayush, Shripad Yesso Naik said on Wednesday.

“The health strategy of the government needs to take healthcare to the doorstep of the people. The skilled and trained manpower should form a critical component of this strategy,” he said in a keynote address at the 11th India Health Summit organised by CII on the theme “Health for All: Call for Action”.

The minister highlighted the initiatives of the Health Ministry in providing healthcare in the country, including achievements under the National Health Mission, Universal Immunisation Programme for children, providing healthcare services for mother and child and addressing challenges posed by non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, cancer, hypertension etc. Naik stated that significant achievements have been made in addressing TB and Malaria, while there are concerted efforts being made to eliminate Filaria and Kala Azar.
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