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Expanding digital health services as envisaged by Global Strategy on Digital Health, adopted by the World Health Assembly, brings an opportunity for India to leapfrog into a reality of ‘Health for All’. Comment.

Topic: GS-2: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

GS-3: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.

5. Expanding digital health services as envisaged by Global Strategy on Digital Health, adopted by the World Health Assembly, brings an opportunity for India to leapfrog into a reality of ‘Health for All’. Comment. (250 words)

Reference:  The Hindu

Why the question:

The article explains that there are lessons from the pandemic that can be applied usefully to how health care can be delivered.

Key Demand of the question:

Explain how digital health services can turn into an opportunity for Indian healthcare system.

Directive:

Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Present briefly some data depicting current status of Indian healthcare system.

Body:

Explain that whether it is the employ of state-of-the-art technology in the discovery of cures or vaccines, or traditional technology services to enhance health care and consultations, or even tools that keep people at home occupied/productive, it is clear that technology will serve humanity at one of its darkest moments.

Throw light on Global Strategy on Digital Health, adopted by the World Health Assembly.

Then explain with suitable examples how it is an opportunity for India to leapfrog into a reality of ‘Health for All’.

Conclusion:

Thus, conclude with importance of use of technology in ensuring health for all.

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