ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Good Health Makes Good Politics

Good Health Makes Good Politics Jon E Rohde Implementing Health Policy by Meera Chatterjee; Manohar, New Delhi,
THROUGH 40 years of independence, countless seminars, workshops and committees have convened, deliberated and produced voluminous recommendations aimed at improving the health of the nation. But not until 1982 was the National Health Policy formulated, committing the government to provide 'health for all by the year 2000'. An ambitious strategy for social equity and justice, the policy reviewed the country's medical heritage, its constitutional mandates and established goals and strategies for universalising comprehensive primary health care oriented at bringing the benefits of modern medicine through community par- ticipation and self-reliance into every village and home in India. Meera Chatterjee critically analyses the essential strategies of that new policy in the light of the realities of today's programme implementation in the health sector.

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