Well being minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday launched the fifth Nationwide Household Well being Survey (NFHS) which incorporates detailed data on inhabitants, well being and vitamin for India and its states and union territories.
A well being ministry launch mentioned that this can be a globally necessary information supply as it’s similar to Demographic Well being Surveys (DHS) Programme of 90 different nations on a number of key indicators and can be utilized for cross nation comparisons and growth indices.
The current NFHS is being performed on 6.1 lakh pattern households, involving family stage interviews to gather data on inhabitants, well being, household planning and nutrition-related indicators.
The outcomes of 17 States and 5 UTs (Assam, Bihar, Manipur, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Tripura, Andhra Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra, Telangana, West Bengal, Mizoram, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Dadra Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu) have been launched Section-I.
Section II masking the remaining 12 States and a couple of UTs had their fieldwork suspended because of Covid-19, which has been resumed from November and is predicted to be accomplished by Could 2021.
Substantial enchancment in maternal and little one well being indicators over NFHS-Four (2015-16) was recorded within the current survey, the discharge mentioned.
It mentioned the fertility charge has additional declined, contraceptive use has elevated and unmet want has been diminished in most part I states.
The survey discovered appreciable enchancment in vaccination protection amongst youngsters age 12-23 months throughout all states and UTs.
Girls’s empowerment indicators (together with girls with checking account) additionally painting appreciable progress, the discharge mentioned.
The minister additionally chaired an occasion to mark Common Well being Protection Day.
Talking on the event, he mentioned that Covid-19 has drastically magnified the necessity for constructing resilient well being care programs and guaranteeing their indiscriminate, equitable entry to all.
“We should get rid of the established order that received us right here and accept nothing lower than robust well being programs that defend everybody — now and sooner or later. It has been my long-standing perception that India has the flexibility to ship to the world, a sturdy mannequin for offering common well being protection,” he mentioned.
Lauding the management of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his conception and implementation of Ayushman Bharat, the minister mentioned that the programme launched in 2018 has utterly revolutionized main, secondary and tertiary healthcare system within the nation, with a powerful deal with preventive healthcare.
The minister famous that by way of the 2 wings of Ayushman Bharat, the Well being and Wellness Centres (HWCs) and the Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (PMJAY), the federal government has been making high quality healthcare reasonably priced and accessible for crores of individuals within the nation.
“We now have made outstanding progress in operationalizing Ayushman Bharat – Well being and Wellness Facilities and crossed a serious landmark in our journey. With 51,500 centres now purposeful, greater than one-thirds of the goal has been met. This has led to improved entry to reasonably priced main healthcare companies for greater than 25 crore folks,” he mentioned.
The minister mentioned that the federal government’s intention to ascertain 1.5 lakh such centres by December 2022. “This additionally contains 12,500 AYUSH Well being and Wellness Facilities being arrange by Ministry of AYUSH.”
The Union well being minister famous that greater than 1.45 crore cashless remedies have been offered to the poorest residents underneath AB-PMJAY and mentioned the programme was an enormous supply of assist and safety for tens of millions of households reeling underneath the stress of significant sickness.
The minister additionally launched some resourceful apps and tips for implementing and monitoring varied well being programmes.
This contains SDG-Three Well being Dashboard would allow policymakers and programme implementers to determine key priorities areas that require motion and in framing future motion plan for attaining Sustainable Growth Targets by 2030.
He additionally launched a compendium of Well being and Wellness Facilities Operationalization which supplies an summary of the progress and achievement over the past two years in operationalizing Well being and Wellness Facilities throughout the nation underneath the Ayushman Bharat program.
The minister lauded main well being care staff who’ve been on the forefront of the battle in opposition to Covid-19 for rising to the unprecedented problem and for persevering with to serve the society selflessly.