Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan addresses Inter Ministerial Conference by Partners in Population and Development
Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has said, India is steadfast in its reaffirmation of the commitments made at the Nairobi Summit, to work towards ending all maternal deaths, fulfilling unmet needs for family planning, and reducing gender-based violence. The timeline for achieving these targets has been stipulated at 2030. The Minister was addressing the Inter Ministerial Conference by Partners in Population and Development through a Video Conference today.
He said, India is committed to ensuring Universal Health Coverage through its Flagship Programme, ‘Ayushman Bharat’. Under the National Health Protection Scheme, India is providing health care coverage of USD 7,000 per family per year, effectively covering over 500 million Indians. Dr Harsh Vardhan said, the government aims to cover each and every citizen of India, eventually.