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Health Ministry holds 4th National Summit on Good, Replicable Practices and Innovations in Public Health Care Systems

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On July 6, 2017, Ms. Sumitra Mahajan – Speaker of the 16th Lok Sabha inaugurated the 4th National Summit on Good, Replicable Practices and Innovations in Public Health Care Systems at Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Mr. Faggan Singh Kulaste and Ms. Anupriya Patel – Ministers of State for Health and Family Welfare and Mr. Rustam Singh, Health Minister (MP) were also present at the occasion.

Highlights of 4th National Summit on Good, Replicable Practices and Innovations in Public Health Care Systems:

During her address, Ms. Sumitra Mahajan mentioned that National Health Policy, 2017 is a landmark step as it commits to comprehensive primary healthcare, effective regulatory framework and best infrastructure. 4th National Summit on Good, Replicable Practices and Innovations in Public Health Care Systems

  • Faggan Singh Kulaste said that this summit is a good platform to share experiences and collectively strategize on how to improve health services in the country.
  • Anupriya Patel, said that the summit gives a unique platform to share those steps that have helped to make a difference in healthcare delivery.
  • C K Mishra, Secretary (Health) mentioned that the summit has been held in the backdrop of two important events, one, shifting of goals from Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the other is announcement of National Health Policy, 2017. The summit will guide towards meeting goals set by both.

Awards Given to States/Union Territories by Health Ministry:

During the Summit, the Health Ministry also gave away awards to the States and UTs on the basis of Health Indicators and Service Delivery.

Category States/UTs
Best performing States in the category of indoor services Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat.
Best performing UTs in the category of indoor services Daman and Diu
Best states for out-patient services Gujarat, Punjab and Jharkhand
Best UTs for out-patient services Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Average out of pocket expenditure per delivery in public health facility – States Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh
Average out of pocket expenditure per delivery in public health facility – UTs Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Award for decline in Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) – Bigger States Jammu & Kashmir & West Bengal
Award for decline in Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) – Smaller States Manipur
Award for decline in Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) – UTs Puducherry
Best Performance in Revised National TB Control Programme Assam & Himachal Pradesh