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Nadda pitches for centres of private hospitals in semi-rural areas

In order to ensure accessibility to health services to the residents of semi-rural areas, Union Health Minister J P Nadda on Thursday pitched for private hospitals to set up their centre there and at the same time making the services affordable.

Such an arrangement would help in plugging the health gaps in the country to a great extent and to envision that universal healthcare remain as a reality and not a mirage, he said at the 13th India Health Summit 2016, organised by CII here.

“I urge the private institutions to establish their outfits in semi-rural areas to ensure accessibility to people there and also make the cost of treatment affordable.

“At the same time, it should also be an economically viable proposition for the hospitals to function from such centres,” the Minister said.


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