GUWAHATI, Aug 17 - Over 1 billion individuals globally lack access to healthcare services. Bridging this gap through appropriate healthcare services will result in healthier population and a robust economy. Fulfilling this pressing need requires a multi-dimensional effort encompassing educating various sections of society, continuous advocacy, concerted actions and societal collaboration.
An initiative to pursue this multi-dimensional objective, named as Affordable Health Mission, was launched today in the auditorium of the North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NEDFi) by Governor Banwarilal Purohit.
In his address, Purohit stressed the need for addressing the multi-dimensional challenge through a mechanism that combines humane intent, progressive policies and equitable practices. �Only when the body is free from diseases an individual can contribute to the socio-economic growth of the nation, resulting in national progress,� he said.
The biography of Dr Nomal Chandra Borah, CMD of GNRC Hospitals � titled Hope Dawns in the East � was also released on the occasion by Purohit and Anil Sinha, former regional head of the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
The biography, co-authored by Mumbai-based communication professionals Arnab Mukherjee and Sushmita Sarkar, captures Dr Borah�s life journey since birth in the family of a marginal farmer in Dubia (upper Assam) to becoming a social entrepreneur driven to provide the masses access to quality affordable healthcare.
Borah in his address termed the lack of persuasive communication about healthy living and the role of preventive healthcare and early intervention in it as the primary cause behind the alarming number of health conditions.