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Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
24-August-2012 13:25 IST
Infrastructure in Government Hospitals
The National Health Policy has been formulated in 2002 to achieve an acceptable standard of good health amongst the general population of the country

 

 

The National Health Policy has been formulated in 2002 to achieve an acceptable standard of good health amongst the general population of the country. In pursuance with the policy guidelines, the Government launched National Rural Health Mission in 2005 with a view to provide accessible, affordable, accountable and quality health care facilities in rural areas with focus on poor and vulnerable sections of the society. 

Health is state subject, it the responsibility of the State Governments to create adequate health infrastructure in the States to meet the growing number of the patients. However, the Central Government supplements the efforts of the State Governments by providing assistance through various programmes such as NRHM etc. In addition, PradhanMantriSwasthyaSurakshaYojana (PMSSY) was approved. It aims at correcting the imbalances in availability of affordable/reliable tertiary level healthcare in the country in general and augmenting facilities for quality medical education in the under-served States.

            As far as three Central Government Hospitals in Delhi, viz. Safdarjung Hospital, Dr. RML Hospital and LHMC and associated Hospitals are concerned, it is a fact that there is an increase of patients. In order to meet the need of increasing load of patients in these hospitals, up-gradation of Hospital infrastructure and services is done on a continuous basis in their available resources. 

This information was given in written reply by the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad in Lok Sabha today.

 

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