Corporate Sector should involve with Govt in Healthcare – J P Nadda
Udupi: Union Health Minister J P Nadda on Thursday sought the corporate sector and the non-government organisations’ involvement to make healthcare services available for people across the country.
He was speaking after dedicating the Government Koosamma Shambhu Shetty Haji Abdulla Memorial Maternity and Children’s Hospital, to the public, the minister said that the National Health Policy, 2017 enunciates health in all policies, comprehensive primary healthcare, organisation of public healthcare delivery, improving vaccines and drug security and progressive movement towards universal health coverage.
Appreciating the effort taken by the Udupi district administration for providing Hi-tech level health care to the poor through Government Koosamma Shambhu Shetty Haji Abdulla Memorial Maternity and Children’s Hospital, the provision of healthcare, though primarily the responsibility of the government, cannot be undertaken by the government alone. The corporate sector and NGOs must share the responsibility and supplement the efforts of the government in providing healthcare services, he said.
The government of India launched a scheme to provide free health check-ups for pregnant women at government health centres and hospitals.
In order to provide affordable medicines to the people, the union government introduced Amrith Deen Dayal Pharmacies. The government has started the concept of AMRIT pharmacy outlets to give relief to the common man, he added.
Udupi district minister in-charge Pramod Madhwaraj, BR Shetty of BRS Ventures, Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji of Pejawar Math, Dinakar Babu president Udupi Zilla Panchayat, Meenakshi Madhava Bannanje president CMC, Priyanka Mary Francis DC Udupi, Laxman Nimbargi SP Udupi and others were present.