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18th March, 2017
National Health Policy 2017 approved by Cabinet

Focus on Preventive and Promotive Health Care & Universal access to good quality health care services 

The Health Ministry has formulated the National Health Policy 2017, after a gap of 14 years, to address the current and emerging challenges necessitated by the changing socio-economic and epidemiological landscapes since the last National Health Policy was framed in 2002. The Cabinet has approved the National Health Policy 2017.

The policy informs and prioritizes the role of the Government in shaping health systems in all its dimensions investment in health, organization and financing of healthcare services, prevention of diseases and promotion of good health through cross-sectoral action, access to technologies, developing human resources, encouraging medical pluralism, building the knowledge base required for better health, financial protection strategies and regulation and progressive assurance for health.
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Keep osteoporosis at bay with 20 minutes in sunlight and a glass of milk
Osteoporosis and vitamin D deficiencies are the two silent epidemics of the society.

New Delhi, March 17, 2017:  Estimates report that 1 out of 8 males and 1 out of 3 females in India suffers from osteoporosis, this essentially makes India one of the worst hit countries of the world.

Drinking less milk, avoiding sunlight exposure and omitting the traditional aerobic indoor games are few reasons for these new epidemics. Most young professionals now remain confined to their offices or workplace, with practically no exposure to sunlight. This is especially true for the medical residents.
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