The preventive healthcare segment has always been deemed as one of the most critical aspects of the healthcare industry. Like any sub-branch of the healthcare industry, preventive healthcare segment too is heavily regulated! Today, we are going to take a cross-sectional view on the various government policies that regulate the preventive healthcare segment. We are also going to elucidate the measures that the regulatory agencies recommend to ensure that people are able to benefit via the preventive healthcare industry on a maximal basis.
Following is a list of the latest government policies to aid the preventive healthcare segment in India:
- The National Health Policy 2002: The National Health Policy has sought radical changes from 1951 to 2000. The primary objective of the national health policy is to elevate the public health of the Indian population by achieving the expected standards. Its policies to upgrade the current infrastructure have made measurable differences in the general public health of India and it is continually working towards preventing communicable diseases.
- The Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY): The next government policy, PMSSY was approved in March 2006. The primary objective of this government policy is to optimize the availability of healthcare facilities across India. The three phases of PMSSY are aimed towards building medical institutions in various states of India so that affordable healthcare facilities that are also optimal can be made accessible to everyone across India.
- Mukhya Mantri State Health care Scheme: In 2016, the Himachal government launched the Mukhya Mantri State Health care Scheme for those who aren’t enrolled in any other medical reimbursement scheme. This particular medical scheme covers 9 categories that range from senior citizens to part time workers and daily wage workers. It is estimated that this scheme will benefit more than 2 lakh families.
- Himachal Pradesh Universal Health Protection Scheme: This particular scheme is adjunct to all the other schemes and an attempt to extend coverage to everyone else who is not enrolled in any other medical reimbursement scheme in the state of Himachal Pradesh.
In addition to the various government policies that are listed above, the preventive healthcare segment also encompasses various measures and these are listed as below:
One of the measures that the regulatory agency recommends is enrolling in a healthcare plan.
Timely immunizations are of the utmost importance! They help in the prevention of diseases and must be taken as directed.
Obesity is one of the leading causes of various lifestyle diseases such as stroke, heart failure, high BP, etc. Hence, it is recommended to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Today, cancer incidences are constantly on the rise and one of the ways to prevent it is through routine oncology visits.
The preventive healthcare industry revolves around the mantra, prevention is better than cure! Today, the rising curve of the preventive healthcare segment is driven exponentially and continually with the sole purpose of patient empowerment. – TOI