JP Nadda reviews first 100 days goals of health ministry

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Days after assuming charges as union minister of health and family welfare, JP Nadda on Friday chaired a high-level meeting on attaining targeted health goals in the first 100 days of formation of the new government with senior officials.

Taking stock of the overview of the functioning of the ministry, Mr Nadda directed that emphasis should be given to quality of health facilities and health systems. He also laid stress upon the expansion of health assurance coverage under the AB PMJAY and leveraging technology in programmes like immunisation and health emergency response management.

Expressing his concern about growing incidence of Non-Communicable Diseases and the importance of awareness about healthy diet and lifestyle, Mr Nadda highlighted the need for targeted campaigns towards the youth for tobacco control. He also emphasized on the need for creating awareness on NCDs and harmful effects of tobacco in scientific as well as in simple language for the common man to understand. He was joined by Union ministers of state for health Anupriya Patel and Jadhav Prataprao Ganpatrao in the meeting.