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Health

A healthy citizen contributes to the making of a healthy nation. The Government of India has introduced various health programmes and policies to improve the Indian citizen's standard of living. These efforts have paid rich dividends by way of increase in the life expectancy of males and females (External website that opens in a new window) at birth to 62 and 64 years respectively. Also, the infant mortality rate (less than five death rate) has fallen to 53 per thousand births.

The issue of health comes under the purview of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare(External website that opens in a new window) and its 3 departments; the Department of Health(External website that opens in a new window), Department of Family Welfare(External website that opens in a new window) and the Department of Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy(External website that opens in a new window). As part of its drive to educate and encourage a healthy lifestyle, the ministry promotes a website called Healthy India(External website that opens in a new window).

The 'Citizen Health' section of our website offers information about the various health schemes launched by the government, resources on different aspects of health care as well as a list of hospitals and medical institutions in the country. Other than this, we also provide information about alternative systems of medicine, medical insurance, family welfare and rehabilitation.

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Source: National Portal Content Management Team, Reviewed on:14-02-2011