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Fifteenth Finance Commission Discusses Health Sector With Minister For Health And Family Welfare

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The 15th Finance Commission headed by Chairman, N.K. Singh today held a meeting with the Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan and other senior officials from his Ministry. The High Level Group presented the recommendations of their Report on the Health Sector on the aspects of Regulatory Framework of the Health Sector, Human Resource for Health, Public Health expenditure, Strengthening Public Healthcare Delivery System and AYUSH -Integrative approach.

The Secretary, Ministry of Health, Preeti Sudan also presented to the Commission, the Ministry of Health's submission to the Finance Commission. It included the National Health Policy 2017, Targets, Resources required, DOHFW Proposal and Composite Health Index, Proposal for Sector-Specific Grants, Key Programme Requirements, AB-PMJAY Requirements. Following the discussions on incentives/ grants for the Health Sector based on the Terms of Reference of the Commission, the Commission has assured to make careful consideration of all the recommendations before submitting its report to the Government.

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First Published: Fri, August 23 2019. 17:03 IST