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Health ministry, WHO ink pact for enhanced coop

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Union and the (WHO) today inked an MoU for enhanced cooperation in the health sector.

The agreement was signed and exchanged between (Health Ministry) Lav Agarwal and Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, of the WHO, in the presence of J P Nadda.

Tedros complimented the government of on the initiatives taken to expand universal health coverage through the Ayushman Bharat programme.

"The 1,50,000 Health and Wellness Centers will definitely take primary closer to the people and the path-breaking National Health Protection Scheme will provide secondary and tertiary care to 500 million people of the country, providing the continuum of care to the citizens," a statement quoted Dr Tedros as saying.

Tedros also appreciated the community engagement and feedback through digital outreach, which he witnessed during a visit to the at the and (NIHFW) yesterday, and stated that such practices should be documented and shared with other countries, the statement stated.

Nadda said the government was progressively increasing the budgetary support to the health sector and working in spirit of cooperative federalism with the states.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 21:25 IST