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India plans to improve public health by strengthening primary care

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1608 (Published 24 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1608
  1. Sanjeet Bagcchi
  1. 1Kolkata

The Indian government has announced plans to build up the country’s healthcare services by strengthening and investing in primary care.

Health minister J P Nadda told parliament on 10 March, “The draft National Health Policy 2015 envisages healthcare services being built on the bedrock of high quality comprehensive primary healthcare services that are universally accessible, are free, and are provided as close to where people live and work as is feasible.”1

The draft …

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