Govt aims to provide affordable healthcare to all: PM Modi

Highlights:

  • The Govt of India aims to provide affordable healthcare to all its citizen.
  • The government aims to eradicate tuberculosis from India by 2025, five years ahead of a globally-set deadline.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi access to medicines is a big concern for the poor and his government's constant endeavour is to ensure affordable healthcare for every Indian.
  • It was announced by PM in the  conference with beneficiaries of the ‘Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojna (PMBJP)’ and affordable cardiac stents and knee implants.
  • "Access to medicines is a big concern for the poor... Our constant endeavour is to ensure affordable healthcare to every Indian," he said.
  • Presently,several people are benefitting from PMBJP, an initiative of the government to provide medicines at affordable prices.
  • The government has reduced stent prices substantially, benefitting the poor and the middle class the most.
  • The prime minister also said that his government aims to eradicate tuberculosis from India by 2025, five years ahead of a globally-set deadline.
  • Ahead of the International Yoga Day on June 21, the prime minister also appealed to people to practice yoga and make it a part of their life.