Call for allocating funds to primary healthcare

Published: 06th January 2013 09:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th January 2013 09:58 AM   |  A+A-

“Seventy per cent of the finance of our budget should be allocated for primary healthcare and prevention, 20 per cent for the secondary sector and 10 per cent for the tertiary sector,” said Dr Giridhar Babu, of the Public Health Foundation, India.

He was speaking at the plenary session on ‘Emerging Paradigms in Global Public Health’ as part of the ongoing DYUTI-13 (Developmental Yearnings for a United and Transformed India) organised by Rajagiri College of Social Sciences on Friday. DMO Dr Junaid Rehman favoured the practice of vaccination and adequate free supply of medicines while discussing emerging ailments and epidemic.

Dr P Gopalakrishnan, assistant professor at the SN Institute of Medical Sciences, Aluva, spoke on eradication, elimination control and the prevention of diseases. He said that prevention of the multiplication of vector-borne diseases and vectors like mosquitoes is the need of the hour and the relevance of the role of social workers in creating awareness.

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