Happy Independence Day 2022: On 15th August, 2022, Indian citizens celebrated their 76th Independence Day in a grand manner. In the past 75 years, the country has not only achieved freedom from the colonizers but also from ailments and health issues. On Happy Independence Day 2022, read this post by Money Niyantran to know all about the policies and health schemes run by the Indian Government after Independence.
Happy Independence Day 2022: Health Schemes by the Indian Govt.
Happy Independence Day 2022 to all Indians! India has completed 75 glorious years of Independence. The British left the country in a bankrupt and broken state after looting the Indians and their motherland for 200 years. When they were forced out of India, a new freedom struggle began and that was the fight against diseases. India has made remarkable progress in the health sector in the past 75 years.
From a steady increase in the country’s life expectancy rate to a significant decrease in maternal and infant mortality rate – there have been commendable advancements in the health sector. India not only got its freedom from the abominable British Raj but also freed its people from ailments like leprosy, smallpox, guinea worm and polio. So, on Happy Independence Day 2022, we’ll tell you all about the major health schemes and policies India has commenced in these 75 years.
Post Independence Health Schemes and Health Policies Safeguarding the Lives of Indians
- Pulse Polio Immunization- PPIP (Pulse Polio Immunization Program) began in India in 1955 with the aim of eradicating polio from the country. The last polio case in the country was reported on 2011’s 13th Jan in West Bengal’s Howrah district.
- National Rural Health Mission- Launched in 2005, the National Rural Health Mission’s main goal is to ensure that people residing in rural areas get affordable, accessible and satisfactory health services. The scheme’s primary objective is to lessen infant death rate and maternal death rate.
- National Leprosy Eradication Program- The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare started took the initiative to effectively eradicate leprosy from the nation by launching the National Leprosy Reduction Program in 1955. The National Leprosy Eradication Program, started in 1983, was a continuation of NELP.
- National Health Protection Mission- PMJAY (Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana) and Ayushman Bharat schemes come under this mission. These schemes provided health coverage of up to Rs. 5 lakh to needy families or tertiary and secondary hospitalization.
- Accredited Social Health Activist- ASHA Workers or Accredited Social Health Activists are a part of the National Rural Health Program. Employed by the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, ASHA workers have played a major role during the global pandemic, COVID-19.
Happy Independence Day 2022 to everyone once again! On this auspicious day, it becomes inevitable to praise the Indian Government, the healthcare institutions and the healthcare providers for their relentless services to mankind. We are certain that in the coming years, the country’s healthcare system will become even stronger and compete with the health facilities provided by developed nations.
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