Dr V K Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog inaugurated the Health Pavilion at the 41st India International Trade Fair (IITF) yesterday.
The theme of this year’s pavilion of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is “Heal in India, Heal by India”.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, NITI Aayog member Dr Paul stated that health must be given due attention. Lauding the stalls at the pavilion he highlighted the need to create awareness among people for diseases like Amenia and Diabetes.
Dr Paul urged everyone to take the message of health in a mission-mode. He also appealed to all stakeholders to maximise their outreach of informative activities via various media.
He encouraged all stakeholders to use the Health Pavilion as a micro-system for triggering a Jan Andolan towards better health.
Shri Gopalakrishnan expressed his optimism on key reforms and initiatives being undertaken in the Health sector.
He emphasized on the Digital Health initiative and highlighted its universal impact and applicability. He further stated that a lot of health issues can be resolved if people are informed well.
The Health Pavilion showcases various initiatives, schemes and achievements of the Union Health Ministry including the recently launched PM TB-Mukt Bharat Abhiyan, National Universal Immunisation Programme, FSSAI, NACO, AB PMJAY, NVBDCP, NHA.
It also has various stalls for informative activities, Life-saving skills, Checking and Screening for Diabetes, Anaemia, Blood Pressure, BMI etc.