New whistle blower scheme to control spurious drugsJuly 22nd, 2009 - 8:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 22 (ANI):Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Aghulam Nabi Azad has announced whistle blower policy to attract involvement of public to provide information on any kind of unlawful activity in the manufacture of drugs.
Replying to the debate on working of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in Rajya Sabha today, Azad also apprised the members of Government’s intention to bring Drugs and Cosmetic Amendment Bill for creating Central Drug Authority.
“This will pave the way for making the regulatory mechanism a robust one,” the Health Minister said.
Speaking on the concern of inadequate public expenditure on health, Azad said that it is only through a partnership of Central and State governments that the objective of 2-3 percent of GDP public expenditure on health can be achieved.
However, he assured “to strive to provide even higher education for health care to provide quality services to the poor households of our country.”
Azad also stressed the need to re-engineer the universal immunization programme in a manner that every child can be reached with quality services and through a reliable and sustainable supply chain management.
He also said that as per the President’s address to the joint session of Parliament vaccine producing units in the public sector will be revived to support the immunization programme.
Azad said that National Rural Health Mission, in partnership with states is completely revamping the primary health care system in India.
Citing the reduction in maternal mortality rate and infant mortality rate and improvement in institutional deliveries, Azad assured the MPs that the efforts made under NRHM in partnership with the states would lead to even larger reduction in IMR and MMR. (ANI)
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