The Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Modi approved the National Health Policy 2017 (NHP 2017). The last health policy was formulated in the year 2002, changing healthcare needs and socio economic changes necessitated a fresh policy.
The policy mainly focuses on preventive healthcare and also advocates universal access to quality healthcare at affordable costs.
Kolkata-based All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health amd National Test House has revealed that lead and other heavy metals like Cadmium and Chromium have been found in the samples of Sprite, Mountain Dew, 7UP, Pepsi and Coca Cola.
Other heavy metals like Cadmium and Chromium were also found in the samples. In the recent it was found that several instant noodles brands had lead in their taste maker.