Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J P Nadda today said that a wholistic approach is being adopted in the health sector with preventive and promotive health care in the country.
Speaking at the convocation ceremony at Health Sciences and Ayush University at Raipur in Chhattisgarh, he said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken the initiative to mould health sector in this direction. He said efforts are being made to integrate traditional systems of medicine and modern medical practices for which a centre for integrated medicine is proposed to be started at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi.
Shri Nadda said the government is committed to extending medical facilities in the entire country so that poor could get necessary assistance and relief. He said primary health centres are being developed as wellness centres.
He said people above 30 years would be screened for diabetes, hypertension, cancer and other ailments at these wellness centres.
State Governor Balramji Das Tandon, Chief Minister Raman Singh, State Health Minister Ajay Chandrakar were among those attended the convocation ceremony.