9 May 2012

Recommendations of Steering Committee on Health

The Steering Committee on Health for 12th Five Year Plan has proposed for integrating HIV/AIDS programme for general population within the routine machinery for delivery of Public Health. The Committee has further recommended inter-alia: 

• Integrating vertical disease control programme with NRHM. 

• Impressive gains made by National Health Programmes like NRHM, as well as other disease control programmes, should now be channelled to deliver Universal Health Care in all urban and rural areas during 12th plan period 

• Provide access to essential medicines in every public healthcare facility. 

The recommendations of the Steering Committee on Health for Twelfth Five Year Plan are considered by the Planning Commission for formulating the Five Year Plan, which has to be approved by the National Development Council for implementation by the Government. Planning Commission is in the process of finalizing the Twelfth Five year Plan. 

This information was given in written reply by the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad in Rajya Sabha today

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