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National Health Policy 2017 aims to provide universal health coverage, quality healthcare at affordable cost

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the National Health Policy, 2017 (NHP 2017), which aims to provide universal health coverage and deliver quality healthcare services at affordable cost to all the people of the country.

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A child born in 2010 may live for more than 100 years

Hyderabad: The average life expectancy in the country has improved to 63.5 years from 26 years at the time of independence due to advancements in medical industry. A child born in 2010 is expected to live for more than 100 years, according to experts.

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Blood pressure trouble for 42% Keralites

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala health minister V S Sivakumar on Friday said 42 per cent of Kerala’s population suffers from high blood pressure. The minister was speaking ahead of World Health Day, which falls on Sunday.

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