Advancing India’s Integrated Health Post COVID-19

The pandemic has taught us that health is an outcome of several interconnected factors — food, water, environment, hygiene and sanitation, to mention a few. Indian Government has introduced and implemented various health and environmental programmes, policies, schemes for specific beneficiaries which include climate change, Water, Hygiene & Sanitation and Clean India missions to Poshan Yukt Bharat for women, newborn, girl child, adolescents and senior citizen to bring healthcare and wellness within the reach of every citizen and provide basic health facilities and benefits to the underprivileged. While making new policies, building hospitals and introducing advanced technologies are important for saving lives, it is time to transform the meaning of health as care for all and prioritize creation of a robust healthcare mechanism. The session will look into various ways to integrate the frontal health systems for all to have a healthy life.