Government formulates a Draft National Health Policy, 2015

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The strategies of the Government in the Health Sector are presently guided by the National Health Policy 2002. The principal objectives of NHP-2002 inter alia includes achieving an acceptable standard of good health amongst the general population of the country and ensuring a more equitable access to health services across the social and geographical expanse of the country.

The Government has formulated a Draft National Health Policy, 2015, which aims at attainment of the highest possible level of good health and well-being, through a preventive and promotive health care orientation in all developmental policies, and universal access to good quality health care services without anyone having to face financial hardship as a consequence.

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The Draft National Health Policy, 2015 has recognized mandatory rural postings or mandatory rotational postings as valuable strategies for retention of specialists in rural areas.

The Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Shri J P Nadda stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here on Tuesday.

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