Our July newsletter had started with a call to action regarding Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). We had attached Pallium India’s letter to the Ministry of Health and requested you all to write to your respective Governments with similar “asks”.
In preparation for next month’s UN Summit on NCDs, the Indian Government’s Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and WHO India organized a 2-day National Summit on Noncommunicable Diseases, August 23-24, in New Delhi (press release). More than 200 delegates from various fields related to NCDs attended the meeting (programme).
During the inaugural function Mr RK Srivastava, Director General of Health Services, mentioned palliative care as one of the target areas of his department.
Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Mr Ghulam Nabi Azad, announced his ministry’s plans to launch home visit program for bed-bound patients in 100 districts in the country.