Union Min Mandaviya launches a rallying call to the health sector; “The motto should be nation first”
Mansukh Mandaviya said the central government’s goal under Prime Minister Modi is to work holistically in the health sector with emphasis on preventive care. He was speaking at the launch of the Outpatient Services (OPD) and Inpatient Services (IPD) block at Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC).
Highlighting the importance for all players in the healthcare ecosystem to work as a team, the Minister of Health said:
“Whose responsibility is it to ensure health facilities for the people? State governments, central government and health workers are forcing… We are all stakeholders… This is the requirement time to make health accessible and affordable.”
आज नई दिल्ली के लेडी मेडिकल कॉलेज में में opd & ipd ब्लॉक का लोकार्पण।।।।।।।।।।।।।।।।।।।।।।।।। More information
— Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya (@mansukhmandviya) May 9, 2022
From a symbolic approach to a total approach
emphasizing the spirit of John Bhagidari (contribution of the people) in mobilizing any plan of action, program or program developed by the central government, Mandaviya said that health should be made accessible, affordable and patient friendly.
He said “nation first” should be the motto of any activity, be it a student or anyone else, who Mandaviya said should think about how they can contribute to the country. “The ways may be different, but the goal should always be ‘Nation First’. The OPD, IPD will be revered as a temple if a patriotic spirit is cultivated,” he said.
He said the country had let go of the baggage of the past and moved from a symbolic approach to a total approach.
“Today, under the leadership of our respected Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the focus of the central government is to work holistically in the health sector and also to emphasize the priority of preventive care at health facilities. In addition to reducing the cost of treating the poor, efforts are also being made to rapidly increase the number of doctors,” he said.
Affirming the important role played by States in any implementation of the program announced by the Centre, Minister of Health Mandaviya said during the last 3-day Chintan shivir held at Kevadia in Gujarat that Ministers of Health from all States discussed the health sector roadmap for the next 25 years.
“All states are implementing one or another of the best practices – how can it be implemented universally – this has been discussed at length and based on this, a roadmap for the security sector health will be written for the next 25 years,” he added.