Modi has failed In­dia on health:

Down to Earth - - THE FORTNIGHT -

A FORTH­COM­ING study of lead­ing med­i­cal jour­nal The Lancet has re­port­edly crit­i­cised Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi for sidelin­ing health since he came to power in May, 2014. The re­port has also warned of a col­lapse if In­dia fails to in­vest in com­bat­ing non-com­mu­ni­ca­ble diseases like diabetes and heart prob­lems. Writ­ten by global health ex­perts, the study, which will be pub­lished on De­cem­ber 11, also cen­sures Modi for not de­liv­er­ing on his poll prom­ise of univer­sal health cov­er­age. In an in­ter­view to a lead­ing daily, Richard Hor­ton, ed­i­tor-in-chief of The­Lancet, said, Health is an is­sue of na­tional se­cu­rity for In­dia, but Modi isn't tak­ing it se­ri­ously. Since Modi has come in, health has com­pletely van­ished. In­dia is on the edge. If Modi does not tackle health, In­dia's econ­omy, com­bined with ris­ing pop­u­la­tion is not sus­tain­able.

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