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Congress set to promise right to health care


Congress Party President Rahul Gandhi waves to his supporters during 'Parivartan Sankalp Samabesh' in Bargarh, Odisha on Friday, March 15, 2019. PTIThe Congress will promise a “right to health care” in its 2019 manifesto, adding to the rights-based laws enacted under the Manmohan Singh government that were milestones in the history of public welfare in India. “A right to health care, which will guarantee a certain minimum health care to all Indians; increasing the expenditure on health to 3 per cent of the GDP; and training doctors and health-care professionals.”In Delhi, a member of the manifesto committee said: “Health is a top priority for Rahul Gandhi. Rahul said that health-care professionals would work out an effective model for the right to health care. Three, ensure they are protected as far as health care is concerned.”He added: “The biggest cause (behind people) falling back into poverty is (the expenses of) health care.


Source: The Telegraph March 16, 2019 00:11 UTC



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