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Nov 16, 2019

Swachh Bharat Mission led to significant decline in deaths due to Malaria, Diarrhoea: Govt

Union Minister of Health Dr. Harsh Vardhan today inaugurated the sixth National Summit on 'Good and Replicable Practice and Innovations in Public Healthcare System in India’ at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The 3 days summit was organized under the aegis of the Union Health and Family Welfare ministry.

Speaking on this occasion, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that the aim of the Modi Government is Health for all and the government needs cooperation from all to achieve it.

The minister said, over 10 crore toilets have been built since the launching of Swachcha Bharat Mission.

He said that quality medical education is their priority and they have added 15,700 new MBBS seats in AIIMS and Government Medical colleges in the country.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan informed that the incidence of killer diseases like Malaria, Cancer and Diaria has significantly fallen during the last one year. There has been a drop in maternity mortality rate also, said the minister.

The summit will feature 9 sessions wherein a number of states such as Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Orissa, Manipur, Maharashtra, Haryana, Telangana, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Kerala would provide insights on the successful projects undertaken in the domain of health.

Apart from this, there will be deliberations on the steps taken by NITI Aayog and World Health Organisation.

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