National Summit on Public Health Care Systems innaugurated in Kaziranga

National Summit on Public Health Care Systems innaugurated in Kaziranga

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Guwahati, October 30, 2018

Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare J P Nadda and Chief Minister of Assam, SarbanandaSonowal today inaugurated the 5th National Summit on Good, Replicable Practices and Innovations in Public Health Care Systems at Kaziranga, Assam.

Nadda, while appreciating the efforts of the department in successfully organising the summit, appealed all to follow the principle of Prime Minister of India for bringing about innovation. “First is to Perform, Reform and Transform to bring about systemic changes which can be replicated as Best Practices and the second thing that the Prime Minister speaks about is Speed, Scale and Skill”, he said.

India being a vast country, the minister added, whatever scheme or programme is launched it becomes world’s largest programme and the schemes have to be implemented swiftly so that every citizen in the country is covered. The minister was very categorical when he said that health is a sensitive subject and it is very essential that quality is maintained in health care delivery. He said, “We have to be very careful so far as the skill is concerned and we have to see how skill can be improved in Health care”.

The Minister said that practice of cooperative federalism has enabled his department to share good practises and replicate them. ShriNadda stressed on the need to understand the strength, weakness and challenges in the Health sector so that the performance can improved further. The Minister said that the International community is waiting to see the performance of India in the Health sector and he appealed the health officials to rise up to the expectation.

Referring to world's largest healthcare scheme - Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), the Minister said that the scheme has been able to benefit around 1.5 lakh people and around Rs 190 crore of bill has been generated within the first month of the launch of the programme. Speaking of the new ventures of the Health Department, the minister mentioned the efforts towards reduction of non-communicable diseases and the efforts towards establishment of 15000 Health and Wellness Centre across the country. The minister concluded his speech with the hope that the this summit will prove to be the best platform to share experiences and to collectively strategize on how to improve health services in the country.

Union Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey in his speech said that many exemplary practices have been undertaken in many states to meet healthcare goals and the centre stands committed to supporting the state/UTs in their innovative endeavours. He also said that 15,000 Health and Wellness Centres across the country will start operating soon.

Himanta Biswa Sarma, Minister for H&FW, Govt of Assam in his speech said that Assam Government has tried to bring about a number of innovations to deliver health care facilities to the unreached. He also mentioned that 19 cancer hospitals are being set up in Assam in association with Tata Trust in PPP mode.

Edited By: Admin
Published On: Oct 31, 2018