Prakash Javadekar: WHO Appreciates India's Efforts To Fight Malaria

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During his address, Prakash Javadekar spoke about the National Health report and the sustainable development goals set by India & India's fight against malaria

Written By Varsha Chavan | Mumbai | Updated On:

Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday addressed a Cabinet meeting at Shastri Bhawan in New Delhi. During his address, Javadekar spoke about the National Health report and the sustainable development goals set by India. He also mentioned that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has appreciated India's effort to fight Malaria.

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Speaking about the National Health report Javadekar said, "The progress in National Health was reported to the cabinet today and we are happy to announce that the sustainable development goals set by India for itself to be achieved by 2030 will be achieved much earlier as maternal mortality rate, infant mortality rate and the under-five mortality rate have come down at a fast pace."

Addressing the malaria issue in India, Javadekar said, "We were among the ten countries which had higher cases of malaria but the National health mission implemented from the country has shown its results and the malaria cases have declined to a large extent. The World health organization has also appreciated India's effort in fighting malaria from the country."

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Apart from this, Javadekar also announced a Diwali Bonanza for central government employees. He announced 5% Dearness Allowance for central government employees and pensioners that will be paid by July. This is the highest ever 5 percentage points increase in Dearness Allowance (DA). It will bring cheers to 50 lakh central employees and 65 lakh pensioners ahead of Diwali.

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"Under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi, several decisions have been taken and there is good news for government employees. The Dearness Allowance has been hiked by 5%. This will be paid in July. This will bring cheers to the working class as the central government has achieved many milestones," he said.

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