"There has been a visible change in health indicators in the country. We are going fast on it and will further improve National Health Mission to ensure a good improvement in the health indicators," he said.

Announcing the launch of 'National Deworming Day' to be observed on Tuesday, Nadda said the gap between demand and supply still persists in some areas despite hard work of the medical fraternity and more laborious efforts were needed to address the issue.

"Medical fraternity works very hard and their interventions have shown good impact on the society but there has been a gap in demand and supply. We sometimes face difficulties in addressing the demand-supply problem so we want more strength," he said.
"Schemes like Janani Shishu Surakhsa and Janani Suraksha Yojna have contributed to good health of mothers and children and we want to bring more changes," Nadda said.
On the issue of swine flu which has claimed 81 lives in the state this year, Nadda said the Centre has provided all assistance to the state government and was keeping a watch on the matter.
"We have helped the state government in addressing the challenge of swine flu. A team from the centre was sent to the state and we will provide all kinds of technical and financial support to the state government over this matter," he said.

The Health Minister also underlined the importance of public representatives in making programmes of the government successful and said that they should be brought on board while planning and executing schemes.
"We cannot work in isolation. We have to take the society and public representatives along with us. Sometimes there has been a lack of communication but their involvement is important," he said.

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