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PM pushes for efficiency in healthcare services

Chairing a meeting on healthcare here, he instructed Health Ministry to establish mechanisms to ensure accountability among doctors and health officials in public sector.

He also called for institutionalising a comprehensive database, containing individual health records, which could be eventually linked to the Aadhar system.

Modi said that in order to achieve the desired goal of health for all, there is a need to substantially improve the efficiency of existing mechanisms and schemes, a PMO statement said.

Giving an example of insurance, he suggested establishing synergy in all schemes for the health sector being run by the central and state governments.

Reviewing progress of key health indicators such as under-5 mortality rate and Maternal Mortality Ratio, he asked for specific identification of worst-performing districts, and even within them, particular blocks which required maximum attention.
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