New Delhi: On the occasion of World Health Day, marked annually on April 7, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his gratitude to everyone working towards keeping the world healthy. Keeping up with this year’s theme of ‘Health For All’, PM Modi reaffirmed his government’s commitment to improving healthcare facilities in the country and ensuring it’s accessible to all. In a social media post, PM Modi wrote, “On World Health Day, we express gratitude to all those who work to make our planet healthier. Our Government will continue working to augment health infrastructure and ensure quality healthcare to the people.”
On World Health Day, we express gratitude to all those who work to make our planet healthier.
Our Government will continue working to augment health infrastructure and ensure quality healthcare to the people. https://t.co/F0OcqOlcCr
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 7, 2023
India kickstarted the celebration of World Health Day with a walkathon from Vijay Chowk Delhi, to create awareness about healthy habits to keep away from non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya and Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar lead the walkathon with medical students and doctors. See pictures here:
On #WorldHealthDay, Union Health Minister Dr @mansukhmandviya and MoS @DrBharatippawar lead the walkathon with enthusiastic participants from Vijay Chowk Delhi, to create awareness about healthy habits to keep away NCDs.#HealthForAll pic.twitter.com/TutjxMYQ50
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) April 7, 2023
In a social media post, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare wrote, “The right to health is a basic human right. Everyone must have access to the health services they need when and where they need them without financial hardship.”
The right to health is a basic human right. Everyone must have access to the health services they need when and where they need them without financial hardship.#HealthForAll#WorldHealthDay pic.twitter.com/nIsdqE7pKJ
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) April 7, 2023
Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya shared the words of Mahatma Gandhi and tweeted, “It is health that is real wealth, not pieces of gold and silver.” He reiterated the government’s commitment towards building a healthier India and shared a slew of measures that his government has undertaken to ensure ‘Health For All’. Take a look:
"It is health that is real wealth, not pieces of gold & silver." – Mahatma Gandhi
On #WorldHealthDay, we reiterate our commitment towards building a healthier India.
— Dr Mansukh Mandaviya (@mansukhmandviya) April 7, 2023
Jagat Prakash Nadda, President of the Bharatiya Janta Party wished for everyone’s good health and wrote, “On this occasion, let us all resolve to be conscious of our health.”
सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः सर्वे सन्तु निरामया।
सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु मा कश्चित् दुःखभाग् भवेत्।।
आज 'विश्व स्वास्थ्य दिवस' पर आप सभी को हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं।
मैं आप सभी के आरोग्य की कामना करता हूँ।
इस अवसर पर आइये हम सभी अपने स्वास्थ्य के प्रति सचेत रहने के लिए संकल्पित हों।
— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) April 7, 2023
Union Home Minister Amit Shah lauded PM Modi’s efforts in “transforming India’s health sector into a robust ecosystem providing health for all and thereby changing the lives of millions of Indians.” He also congratulated healthcare workers for supporting the government in making a healthier India.
PM @narendramodi Ji has transformed India's health sector into a robust ecosystem providing health for all and thereby changing the lives of millions of Indians.
On #WorldHealthDay, I congratulate all the doctors, health workers and allied staff who made this journey possible.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) April 7, 2023
World Health Day 2023 also marks the 75th anniversary of the World Health Organisation. On this occasion, the President of the Indian National Congress Mallikarjun Kharge expressed his gratitude to healthcare warriors – ASHA workers, Anganwadi workers, ANMs, doctors, nurses, medical staff and everyone involved in saving lives. He wrote, “Salutations to their selfless service.”
On 75th anniversary of #WorldHealthDay, it is imperative to express gratitude to our countless healthcare warriors – ASHA workers, Anganwadi workers, ANMs, doctors, nurses, medical staff & everyone involved in saving lives.
Salutations to their selfless service.
— Mallikarjun Kharge (@kharge) April 7, 2023
Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister of Law and Justice called for a united commitment to make India a healthy nation.
On #WorldHealthDay, let's all stand united and commit to make India a healthy nation. As an Indian, I feel proud to see how effectively PM @NarendraModi Ji's Govt has managed the deadly pendemic. And also established India as a capable nation in providing "Good Health For All"???? pic.twitter.com/fdx3xE1NC0
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) April 7, 2023
Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh also joined the bandwagon of people dedicating themselves to the health and well-being of mankind. He wrote, “Let us also pledge to achieve the goal of this year’s theme Health For All.”
#WorldHealthDay marks the anniversary of the founding of WHO in 1948.
I join my colleagues and the medical fraternity in rededicating ourselves to the health and well-being of mankind. Let us also pledge to achieve the goal of this year's theme #HealthForAll. pic.twitter.com/gGpzgLHIjh
— Dr Jitendra Singh (@DrJitendraSingh) April 7, 2023
“On the occasion of World Health Day, let us celebrate the spirit of everyone’s wellbeing recognising the significant contributions of our medical faculty and focus on the overall well-being of our planet and the people living on it,” tweeted Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.
On the occasion of #WorldHealthDay, let us celebrate the spirit of everyone's wellbeing recognizing the significant contributions of our medical faculty and focus on the overall well-being of our planet and the people living on it. pic.twitter.com/cyfJ1rPy98
— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) April 6, 2023
NDTV – Dettol have been working towards a clean and healthy India since 2014 via the Banega Swachh India initiative, which is helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. The campaign aims to highlight the inter-dependency of humans and the environment, and of humans on one another with the focus on One Health, One Planet, One Future – Leaving No One Behind. It stresses on the need to take care of, and consider, everyone’s health in India – especially vulnerable communities – the LGBTQ population, indigenous people, India’s different tribes, ethnic and linguistic minorities, people with disabilities, migrants, geographically remote populations, gender and sexual minorities. In wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign will continue to raise awareness on the same along with focussing on the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children, fight malnutrition, mental wellbeing, self care, science and health, adolescent health & gender awareness. Along with the health of people, the campaign has realised the need to also take care of the health of the eco-system. Our environment is fragile due to human activity, which is not only over-exploiting available resources, but also generating immense pollution as a result of using and extracting those resources. The imbalance has also led to immense biodiversity loss that has caused one of the biggest threats to human survival – climate change. It has now been described as a “code red for humanity.” The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollution, waste management, plastic ban, manual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene. Banega Swasth India will also be taking forward the dream of Swasth Bharat, the campaign feels that only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and the country can become a Swasth or healthy India.