National Health Policy And Planning
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare evolved a National Health Policy which was approved by Parliament in 1983. The National Health policy of 1983 and 2002 have served well in guiding the health sector (Five year Plans). Now in 2017 the last health policy is introduced. The National Health Policy laid down specific targets to be achieved by 2025 AD.
Health Policy provides a broad framework of decisions for guiding health actions that are useful to the community in improving the health status which ultimately contribute to the quality of life.
· The need to establish comprehensive primary helath care services within the reach of population even in the remotest area of the country.
· To achieve an acceptable standard of good health among the general population.
· To Improve the health status in all sectors and provide preventive, curative, palliative and rehabilitative services through the public health sector with focus on quality.
· Improve health status preventive, promotive, curative, palliative and rehabilitative services provided through the public health sector with focus on quality.
· Assure availability of free, comprehensive primary health care services
· Ensure improved access and affordability, of quality secondary and tertiary care services
· Increase Life Expectancy from 67.5yrs to 70yrs by 2025
· Reduction of Total Fertility to 2.1 at National level by 2025.
· Reduce under five Mortality to 23 by 2025 and MMR(167) to 100 by 2020.
· Reduce IMR to 28 by 2019.
· Reduce neonatal and still birth rate to 'single digit by 2025.
· Achieve and maintain elimination status of Leprosy by 2018
Kala-Azar by 2017 and Lymphatic Filariasis by 2017.
· Reduction of disease prevalence/incidence of HIV Global target of 90:90:90
90% of people know about HIV/AIDS,
90% of all people diagnosed receive Antiviral treatment and
90% of all people receiving antiviral will have viral suppression.
· Achieve and cure rate of more than 85% to elimination status by 2025.
· To reduce the prevalence of blindness to 0.25 / 1000 by 2025.
· Increase utilization of public health facilities by 50% by 2025.
· Reduction in prevalence of tobacco use by 15% by 2020 and 30% by 2025.