onal health programmes, such as those taking care of immunization, ante- natal care, nutrition and sanitation
The angavadi centers have been assigned to the helm of affairs.
The finance minister announced that 320,000 Associated Social Health Activists or ASHAs
have been recruited, while 20,000 of them have received orientation. This move does indicate a significant boost to rural health
in the future. He said: 'With trained ASHAs in place, I am confident there will be significant improvement in healthcare in rural areas. The ayurveda, yoga, naturopathy, unani, siddha and homoeopathy systems are also being mainstreamed into the health delivery system at all levels.'
? Funds for the National HIV/AIDS control Programme
has also been elevated, with1290 Cr ear-marked for the purpose
? The strategy for Polio Elimination
has been revised, especially in the light of a fresh outbreak in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. There will be intensive monitoring of the high-risk areas. The number of polio rounds are to be increased and monovalent vaccine is soon to be introduced. This anti-polio programme has been integrated with NRHM, with the ASHAs and the anganawadi workers expected to visit every household, to track each child for immunization
? An attempt has been made to bring Indian and other complementary forms of medicines into the mainstream.
? The finance minister has also announced a strategy to popularize condoms
and make the accessibility of blood screening universal
? The recent budget has also removed the service tax on clinical trials. According to Dr. Pratap C. Reddy, Chairman of Apollo Hospitals, 'This will help in developing new treatment modalities for patients suffering from various conditions. Coupled with our wide gene pool and excellent resources in the healthcare, IT sectors, India’s chancPage: 1 2 3 Related medicine news :1
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