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PM Modi's 9th Independence Day address likely to focus on the health sector

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hoist the national flag at the ramparts of Red Fort on Monday and will address the nation for the ninth consecutive time. This year the prime focus of the PM’s speech is likely to be on healthcare and the growth of the pharma sector in India.

This year August 15 marks the 75th anniversary of India’s independence, with the government launching the ‘Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ campaign.

“The PM is likely to announce a host of initiatives for the health sector like the Heal in India and Heal by India projects and a roadmap to eliminate sickle cell disease by 2047. Touch upon qHPV against cervical cancer in the (NIP) and the expansion of the National Health Mission (NHM) under a new name PM Samagra Swasthya Mission,” official sources said.

Read more: New qHPV vaccine: Dawn for cervical cancer prevention?

The government has launched a host of programmes, including ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’, in the run-up to the 75th anniversary of independence.

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