Health Policy Focuses On Expanding Access, Quality: Secy

Health Policy Focuses On Expanding Access, Quality: Secy

by The Daily Eye Team March 31 2017, 3:48 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 37 secs

Expanding access of medical facilities, reducing treatment costs and improving quality are the three major objectives of the recently-released National Health Policy, a top government official said today. "There are three things the Health Policy sets out to achieve. One, expand access. Two, make it affordable and three, improve quality. Everything that you see in the health policy is built around these three themes," said Union Health Secretary C K Mishra. In a major departure from the past, the policy strongly recognises the role of the private sector in expanding health care, he said. However, the policy stresses on large amount of provisioning, he said. "In fact, the policy says two-thirds of resources should ideally go to primary health care."


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