PM greets nation on World Health Day

  • IANS

    IANS | New Delhi

    April 7, 2017 | 12:26 PM
Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PHOTO: AFP)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday wished World Health Day to the countrymen and prayed for their "wonderful health".

"On World Health Day, I pray that you are blessed with wonderful health, which gives you the opportunity to pursue your dreams and excel," the Prime Minister tweeted. 

He also said "the government is leaving no stone unturned to provide quality healthcare that is accessible and affordable".

Presenting government's concern over healthcare, the Prime Minister said: "The Cabinet recently approved the National Health Policy, which is extensive, comprehensive and citizen friendly."

The Prime Minister further informed that "this year's World Health Day theme is depression" and that he had shared his views on the subject during the previous Mann Ki Baat, a monthly radio broadcast.

Every year, April 7 is marked as World Health Day and depression has been set as the theme for 2017. World Health Organization wants to lay emphasis on depression as it involves persistent sadness or loss of interest or pleasure in things normally enjoyed.

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