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Centre to transform district hospitals to medical college level: Amitabh Kant

News Agencies | Updated on: 14 February 2018, 9:19 IST
NITI Aayog (ANI)

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Wednesday said that the government is looking at transforming district hospitals to the level of medical colleges.

"We are bringing in institutional changes to the Medical Council of India so that we can have a vast number of doctors in the country. In the entire rural sector there is a major shortage of doctors, so we are pushing for that," Kant said while addressing a gathering at Max Bupa's new plan GoActive event.

He further said that India needs a very good primary healthcare system and about 1.5 lakh such centres are being set up across the country to address the issue.

"We are rolling out a major initiative as the budget has announced on the healthcare side that will provide support to 10 crore families -- almost 50 crore people for an insurance amount up to Rs 5 lakh," he added.

GoActive is a holistic health insurance plan that has been designed to give customers 360 degree coverage for their daily health needs including inpatient hospitalisation and on-the-go access to Out-Patient Department (OPD), diagnostics, personalised health coaching, second medical opinion, behavioural counselling and much more.

The company has tied up with three health-tech providers GOQii, Practo and 1mg to bring this policy on the digital platform.

Meanwhile, tennis star Sania Mirza became the first customer of India's leading health insurance company Max Bupa's new plan GoActive, who was also present at the event.


First published: 14 February 2018, 9:19 IST