NITI Aayog to launch guidelines for PPP in treatment of NCDs

Model Concessionaire Agreement (MCA) set to be released by the top think tank has been prepared in collaboration with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

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New Delhi: The contribution of non-communicable diseases (NCD) to the overall disease burden in the country has increased over the years. In the past many district hospitals in the country have focused mainly on communicable diseases and reproductive and child health. As a result of which the capacity for handling NCD cases has not been adequately developed.

The NITI Aayog and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has worked with state governments and representatives from the healthcare industry to develop the Model Concessionaire Agreements (MCA) to supplement efforts for the provision of prevention and treatment services for non-communicable diseases (Cardiac Sciences, Oncology, and Pulmonary Sciences) at the district hospital particularly especially in tier 2 and 3 cities.

The Guidelines and the MCA will be announced by Dr VK Paul, Member, NITI Aayog, Mr Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog and Ms Preeti Sudan, Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.