GUWAHATI, April 7 - GNRC Hospitals observed the World Health Day today, reiterating its commitment towards achieving �health for all�, as envisioned by the United Nations� Sustainable Development Goals 2015.
The theme for this year�s World Health Day being �Universal Health Coverage�, Dr Nomal Chandra Borah, founder, GNRC Hospitals, highlighted its importance in a developing country like India.
He also revealed the economic and social impacts of the various free and discounted schemes provided by GNRC Hospitals.
�World Health Day is observed to increase awareness among general public about the need to adopt preventive healthcare measures in order to stay fit and healthy. It is also a well known fact that healthy population is crucial for sustained economic growth of a country. Illness reduces efficiency of an individual and good health increases the productivity. Individuals must be made aware about the significance of adopting healthy lifestyle practices. While awareness about healthcare services is important, at the same time, access to healthcare services should also be provided,� he said.
Borah added that in order to address the issues concerning access to healthcare services in the North-east, GNRC had launched various free and discounted schemes for the benefits of the people.
�Important tests like CT Scan, X-Ray, ECG and blood tests along 32 life-saving drugs are delivered free of cost under 24 hours Free Emergency Services, which was launched in July 2014. The estimated value of these services rendered to society by GNRC is over Rs 500 crore,� he said.