He said that there is no shortage of health facilities and work force now, at present there are more number of people for activities related to controlling the epidemic.
He said that to achieve universal health coverage and to reduce premature deaths due to non-communicable diseases (NCDs), the healthcare system needs to be changed. He said the approach of public health underlines the consistent development goal of leaving no one and calls for action from all stakeholders.
The minister said on NCD (non-infectious disease) data, there is a silver lining for us – while 70 percent of global deaths are due to NCD, it is about 63 percent in India. We have been able to reduce premature deaths related to NCDs from 503 to 490 per 100,000 population from 2015-2019 due to investment by the Government of India.