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Health and Finance Ministers commit to building stronger health systems

Kolkata, Sep 17 (UNI) Building on the learnings from the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, Ministers of Health and Finance from Asia Pacific countries, including from the WHO South-East Asia Region have committed to building and financing resilient health systems with Universal Health Coverage at the centre of it.
‘'For every dollar invested in universal health coverage, the return is delivered many times over – first, due to increases in overall population health and well-being and the productivity, jobs and poverty-reduction they promote; and second, because when the quality and reach of health services improves, health systems become more resilient and can better mitigate or manage acute threats while maintaining essential health services,'’ said WHO South-East Asia Regional Director, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh.
Health and Finance Ministers from the Asia Pacific Region met at a virtual meeting organized by WHO, the Government of Japan and the Asian Development Bank to discuss ways and means to accelerate universal health coverage (UHC) or health for all and mobilize financing for healthcare amidst and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
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COVID19: Sikkim records 59 fresh cases, 1 death in 24 hours

COVID19: Sikkim records 59 fresh cases, 1 death in 24 hours

21 Oct 2020 | 10:21 AM

Gangtok, Oct 21 (UNI) Sikkim recorded 59 fresh COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, while a patient with co-morbidity has died taking the toll to 63.

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8 candidates for by-poll to 2 Assembly seats of Nagaland

21 Oct 2020 | 10:11 AM

Kohima, Oct 21 (UNI) A total of eight candidates remained in the fray for two seats in the Nagaland legislative Assembly, where by-elections are scheduled to be held on November 03 next.

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COVID-19 toll in Bengal rises to 6180 with the death of 61 persons

21 Oct 2020 | 12:16 AM

Kolkata, Oct 21 (UNI) The COVID-19 toll in Bengal rose to 6180 with the death of 61 persons on Tuesday, while the tally touched 3,29,057 with 4,029 new confirmed cases.

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Will RJD print fake currency to give govt jobs to 10 lakh youths; Asks Nitish

21 Oct 2020 | 12:03 AM

Patna, Oct 20 (UNI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday took potshot at RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav and his son Tejasvi for promising 10 lakh government jobs to youths asking them from where the huge amount would come for payment of their salaries.

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Police seizes Rs 67 lakhs in Samastipur

21 Oct 2020 | 12:00 AM

Samastipur, Oct 20 (UNI) Police today seized Rs 60 lakhs from Ujiarpur police station area in Samastipur district.

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