7th annual summit of NATHEALTH:
Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan, addressed the 7th annual summit of NATHEALTH in virtual mode on March 26, 2021. The summit focused on ‘Indian Health system expansion in post-COVID era’.
- While addressing the summit the minister reiterated the commitments of the government for fulfilling the goal of Health for all. He noted that “Health for All” is a top priority for the current Government and to institutionalize the approach towards this goal, the government has launched the “National Health Policy” in 2017.
- The primary vision of the policy-framework is to attain the highest possible level of health and well-being for all irrespective of all age groups. To attain this vision, the policy emphasizes preventive & promotive aspects of health and providing universal access to good quality healthcare services.
- The government also launched the Ayushman Bharat program with the objective of providing Universal Free Access to primary health care, promoting health and wellbeing.