Health Minister Nadda sets the targets for next 100 days

High-level meeting focuses on improving health facilities, expanding health assurance coverage, leveraging technology, and raising awareness on Non-Communicable Diseases and tobacco control

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New Delhi: Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda convened a high-level meeting to discuss and strategize the attainment of targeted health goals within the first 100 days of the new government’s formation. 
During the session, Minister Nadda reviewed the overall functioning of the Ministry, placing a strong emphasis on improving the quality of health facilities and systems. He stressed the importance of expanding health assurance coverage under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PMJAY) and leveraging technology for programs such as immunization and health emergency response management.
The Minister expressed concern over the increasing incidence of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and highlighted the necessity of promoting awareness about healthy diets and lifestyles. Additionally, he underscored the need for targeted youth campaigns focused on tobacco control, advocating for the dissemination of information on NCDs and the harmful effects of tobacco in both scientific terms and simple language to ensure widespread understanding.
The meeting, held with senior officials from the Union Health Ministry, was attended by Union Ministers of State for Health and Family Welfare, Anupriya Patel and Jadhav Prataprao Ganpatrao. The meeting also saw the participation of key officials, including Union Health Secretary Apurva Chandra, FSSAI CEO G. Kamala Vardhana Rao, NHA CEO Deepti Gaur Mukherjee, and other senior officials from the Health Ministry. These leaders collaborated to outline strategies and initiatives aimed at meeting the government’s ambitious health goals within the stipulated 100-day period.