National Health Policy 2017
- The government aims in shifting focus from “sick-care” to “wellness”, by promoting prevention and well-being.
- It intends on gradually increasing public health expenditure to 2.5% of the GDP.
- The policy proposes increasing access, improving quality and reducing costs.
- It proposes free drugs, free diagnostics and free emergency and essential healthcare services in public hospitals.
- It focuses on primary health care: The policy advocates allocating two-thirds (or more) of resources to primary care.
- It promotes ‘Make in India’ initiative by using drugs and devices manufactured in the country.
- It highlights AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) as a tool for effective prevention and therapy that is safe and cost-effective.
- It proposes introducing Yoga in more schools and offices to promote good health.
- It proposes reforming medical education.
- Increase Life Expectancy at birth from 67.5 to 70 by 2025.
- Reduce infant mortality rate to 28 by 2019.
- Reduce Under Five Mortality to 23 by 2025.
- Achieve the global 2020 HIV target (also termed 90:90:90; 90% of all people living with HIV know their HIV status, 90% of all people diagnosed with HIV infection receive sustained antiretroviral therapy and 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression).
- To reduce premature mortality from cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes or chronic respiratory diseases by 25% by 2025.
3901 Total Views 105 Views Today