Health Sector in India - Need for Further Strengthening

  • 2017
  • Richa Chintan

The First Five Year Plan of India accorded high importance to healthcare, especially primary healthcare, by regarding health to be fundamental to national progress in the form of a resource for economic development. At the global level, the Alma Ata declaration of WHO in 1978 called on all govern¬ments to “formulate national policies, strategies and plans of action to launch and sustain primary health care as part of a comprehensive national health system and in coordination with other sectors”.

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