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TNPSC Current Affairs March 2017 18 for Group 1 and Group 2 Mains

TNPSC Current Affairs March 2017

National Health policy -2017

The union Cabinet has approved the National Health policy 2017 which was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

National Health policy aims to achieving universal health coverage and delivering quality health care to all at reasonable cost

Important Highlights of National Health Policy:

  • Policy aims to achieve everyone to access to quality health care services without anyone having to face financial difficulties as a consequence.
  •  The policy aims to raise public healthcare expenditure to 2.5 % of GDP, with two third of resources going to primary health care.
  •  The policy proposes increasing access, improving quality, reducing cost, free drugs, free diagnostics and free emergency and essential healthcare services in Government Hospitals.
  •  The policy highlights the importance of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) which is safe and cost effective.
  •  The policy also aims to increase life expectancy at birth from 67.5 to 70 by 2025, to reduce infant mortality rate to 28 by 2019, and also reduce under 5 mortality to 23 by 2025.

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