Partnership Of Private Sector Sought
New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): The government places the highest priority to strengthening the health sector in the country. There is the highest level of political commitment for this, said Mr. J P Nadda, Minister for Health and Family Welfare while delivering the keynote address at the Health and Immunization Conference organized by the CII, at New Delhi June 30.
The Minister said that the National Health Mission (NHM), comprising of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and the National Urban Health Mission (NUHM), aims towards providing accessible, affordable, accountable, and effective primary healthcare facilities, especially to the rural population of the country with a particular emphasis on poor and vulnerable sections of the population. It encompasses programmes to cater to requirements of pregnant women, children and communicable as well as non-communicable diseases. He added that reducing maternal and child mortality are the foremost goals of National Health Mission.
The Health Minister said that Mission Indradhanush has been able to fill in the gap in fully immunising children who have been left unvaccinated or are partially vaccinated under the routine immunisation programme. Three rounds have been completed and the fourth round will start from 7th July, the Health Minister said.
The Health Minister sought the participation and partnership of the private sector in providing accessible, affordable and cost effective health care services in the country to complement the efforts of the government. He stated that with the support of the private sector, we will be able to further strengthen the Cold Chain and Supply Management system in the country.
Also present at the function were Dr. Naresh Trehan, Chairman, CII Committee on Healthcare, Mr. Jamshyd Godrej, MD and Chairman, Godrej and Boyce, and Prof. Ricjard Feachem of University of California, Berkely.