Union Health Minister cycles on first day to work; Twitter goes Gaga
New Delhi: On his first day to work, the newly appointed Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare in the new cabinet appointment of the Modi Government 2.0, Dr Harsh Vardhan cycled to Nirman Bhawan to take charge.
The green good deed of the day by the Union Health Minister has apparently gone viral on Twitter, on the occasion of world bicycle day.
Thanking the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Dr Harsh Vardhan stated that the health of the people of this country is the top priority of the Modi government. He said that the Government will focus on strengthening promotive and preventive strategies so that people adopt positive and healthy lifestyles and remain healthy.
Dr Harsh Vardhan emphasised to make health a ‘Jan Andolan’ through people’s involvement. He said that we can provide maximum possible help through this Ministry as there is an instant benefit to the people. He further added that India has the potential and capacity for fulfilling the goal of ‘Health for All’.
Dr Harsh Vardhan also laid emphasis on the elimination of TB from India by 2025 and said that the government will also take concerted and time-bound actions to eliminate Leprosy and Kala-Azar. He added that the government will create a roadmap for essential devices list and a separate policy for medical devices focusing on their accessibility and affordability to masses.
The Health Minister stated that the government will strengthen the medical education reforms by taking up pending bills like re-organisation of MCI, etc. “The Government will use Mission Indradhanush approaches as part of UIP to ensure full immunization coverage and save all the children and pregnant women from vaccine-preventable diseases by 2022, he said. Dr Harsh Vardhan also said that he will request for higher budgetary allocation for health.
He further also directed the officials for holding state specific meetings for the States that are lagging behind in IMR and MMR for aggressive progress. He suggested for creating a common working group comprising Health Ministry and the Department of Science & Technology for research and innovation in the health sector by converging the resources and potential of both the Ministries. He said that there is an urgent need to revisit the policies which have been framed many years ago and need changes in tune with the present time.
Speaking on Ayushman Bharat, Dr Harsh Vardhan said that “we will consider expanding eligibility criteria to include those poor and vulnerable people who have been left out from the current list of PMJAY”. He stated that concerted efforts will be made for empanelling more private hospitals. Also, the Government will resolve the bottlenecks in the implementation of Ayushman Bharat and make it more handy and easily accessible for the common man.
Check out some of the tweets:
He was received by the senior officers of the Ministry. Dr Harsh Vardhan also held a briefing meeting, in presence of Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, with the senior officers of the Ministry, ICMR, FSSAI, NHA, NCDC and DGHS to review the progress of the work done.
Cycle day- health minister is cycling. pic.twitter.com/3iMbtj7rV2
— Er. J.P. Singh (@JPMeerut) June 3, 2019
Today is World Cycle day, Our Health Minister sh. harvarshan ji comes on cycle to take the charge. Great work pic.twitter.com/XEvyLtF3Zh
— Sushma Sharma Sobti (@sobti_sushma) June 3, 2019
On a day when #WorldBicycleDay is being observed globally, @drharshvardhan rode a cycle to arrive in Nirman Bhawan here to take charge as the Indian Health Minister.#BeatAirPollution @UN#MondayMotivation@VijayGoelBJP @M_Lekhi @kiranshaw @amritabhinder pic.twitter.com/S2wAfI5jOn
— Vinit Kulkarni (@koolvinit_india) June 3, 2019
Cycle 🚴 show.. Gud start fr a health minister. https://t.co/3H5yWyYt2v
— Sarcastic_Retard (@bhavesh1176) June 3, 2019
Incidently today is cycle day so dr Harshvardhan cycled to office, good but reminded when Raj Narayan joined on cycle in1977.Union Minister Harsh Vardhan cycles to office to take charge of Health Ministryhttps://t.co/RY1Y1D9i71@IndianExpress
— Shyam Lal (@ShyamLa38960697) June 3, 2019