On Wednesday, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Bharati Pravin Pawar said that more than 99 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in India and the government has set a target of vaccinating the entire adult population of the country by the end of the year. While speaking at the FICCI’s Healthcare Excellence Awards ceremony, she informed that, under the Make in India initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India is one of the leading countries in the global medical devices market in the world.
She added that the government launched various nationwide programs for prevention, control and eradication of communicable and non-communicable diseases and improvement of maternal and child health.
The minister said that in achieving universal health coverage, the world’s largest public funded health care programme, Ayushman Bharat Mission was launched by the government.
She added that the Digital Health Mission has also been included in the scheme that aims to converge the various components of health care ecosystem for seamless integration and better health outcomes on one platform.
In the past couple of years, the government has also launched numerous financial support schemes for creating the appropriate environment for growth as well as augmenting public-private infrastructure of hospitals and public-funded labs across the country, Pawar informed.
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