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Finance Commission discusses Health Sector with Dr Harsh Vardhan
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Finance Commission discusses Health Sector with Dr Harsh Vardhan

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New Delhi, Aug 23 : The 15th Finance Commission headed by Chairman N K Singh on Friday held a meeting with Health Minister 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 and AYUSH –Integrative approach. Health Secretary 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-PMJDY Requirements. Following the discussions on incentives and 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, according to a statement here.UNI