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National Health Policy is futuristic: PM

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Prime Minister Modi today described the National Health Policy as a "futuristic" document which places the interests of the citizens foremost.

"National Health Policy marks a historic moment in our endeavour to create a healthy where everyone has access to quality healthcare," he tweeted.


"#NationalHealthPolicy2017 is comprehensive & futuristic, placing the interests of the citizens first & foremost," he added.

The policy, which was cleared by the Cabinet yesterday, was unveiled today in by Health Minister J P Nadda.

It sets ambitious targets like raising of public expenditure on health care to 2.5 per cent of from the current level of about 1.5 per cent.

It also entails introducing yoga much more widely in schools and work places.

The policy also envisions increasing life expectancy to 70 years from 67.5 years and proposes free diagnostics and drugs at all public hospitals.

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