New Delhi, Sept.22 (ANI): Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J P Nadda, released the National Health Profile (NHP)-2015 prepared by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI), here today.
The E-book (digital version) of the annual document, which has been prepared for the first time, was also released.
The National Health Profile covers demographic, socio-economic, health status and health finance indicators, along with comprehensive information on health infrastructure and human resources in health.
The CBHI has been publishing National Health Profile every year since 2005. This is the 11th edition.
Speaking at a function here, Nadda said the data in the profile is an important source for understanding the goals, and India’s strengths and weaknesses in the health sector.
He said good compiled data enables policymakers to make evidence-based policies and aids effective implementation of various schemes.
As far as the e-book of NHP-2015 was concerned, Nadda said that it is a step towards realising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Digital India.
He said digital documents give us an opportunity for wider dissemination of information.
The NHP highlights substantial health information under six major indicators – Demographic, Socio-Economic, Social, Economic, Employment, Housing and Amenities, Drinking Water and Sanitation and Health Status. (ANI)