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New health policy makes mandatory rural posting of doctors

The newly Draft National Health Policy, 2015 aims at mandatory rural postings of doctors or mandatory rotational postings as valuable strategies for retention of specialists in rural areas.
New health policy makes mandatory rural posting of doctors

The newly Draft National Health Policy, 2015 aims at mandatory rural postings of doctors or mandatory rotational postings as valuable strategies for retention of specialists in rural areas.

The Draft National Health Policy, 2015, formulated by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India is focussing on attainment of the highest possible level of good health and well-being, through a preventive and promotive healthcare orientation in all developmental policies, and universal access to good quality healthcare services without anyone having to face financial hardship as a consequence.

The strategies of the Government in the health sector are presently guided by the National Health Policy 2002. The principal objectives of NHP-2002 inter alia includes achieving an acceptable standard of good health amongst the general population of the country and ensuring a more equitable access to health services across the social and geographical expanse of the country.

The information was given by Minister for Health & Family Welfare, JP Nadda in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.  

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