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Getting states to invest more in health is a major challenge: Harsh Vardhan


"Health is a subject that requires close coordination with many other sectors, as 80% of determinants of health lie outside of the health department," says Harsh Vardhan, Union minister for health & family welfare.

Providing tertiary care to citizens through government schemes is the first step towards achieving universal healthcare for all, says Harsh Vardhan, Union minister for health & family welfare. State governments should protect doctors from assaults in hospitals and encourage doctors to work in rural services, Vardhan, who also heads the ministries of science and technology as well as earth sciences, tells ET. Edited excerpts:

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