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Finance Commission holds meeting with Health Minister and senior officials

Also present at the meeting were representatives of High-Level Group on Health Sector set up by the Commission - Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS;  Dr. Devi Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Health City, Bengaluru and Prof. K. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India.

Devdiscourse News Desk | New Delhi | Updated: 23-08-2019 14:55 IST | Created: 23-08-2019 14:55 IST
Finance Commission holds meeting with Health Minister and senior officials
The Secretary, Ministry of Health, Ms. Preeti Sudan also presented to the Commission, the Ministry of Health’s submission to the Finance Commission.  Image Credit: Twitter(@15thFinCom)

The 15th Finance Commission headed by Chairman, Shri N.K. Singh today held a meeting with the Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan and other senior officials from his Ministry. Also present at the meeting were representatives of High-Level Group on Health Sector set up by the Commission - Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS; Dr. Devi Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Health City, Bengaluru and Prof. K. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India.

The High-Level Group presented the recommendations of their Report on the Health Sector on the aspects of –

Regulatory Framework of the Health Sector.

Human Resource for Health

Public Health expenditure

Strengthening Public Healthcare Delivery System

AYUSH –Integrative approach

The Secretary, Ministry of Health, Ms. Preeti Sudan also presented to the Commission, the Ministry of Health's submission to the Finance Commission.

It included the National Health Policy 2017, Targets, Resources required, DOHFW Proposal and Composite Health Index, Proposal for Sector-Specific Grants, Key Programme Requirements, AB-PMJAY Requirements.

Following the discussions on incentives/ grants for the Health Sector based on the Terms of Reference of the Commission, the Commission has assured to make careful consideration of all the recommendations before submitting its report to the Government.

(With Inputs from PIB)


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