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English Questions – Cloze Test 201

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Direction: Q(1-10)-In the following passage, some of the words have been omitted and have been numbered. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer for each question out of the five alternatives and fill in the blanks.

The National Health Policy 2017, which the Centre announced this week after a nudge from the Supreme Court last year, faces the challenging task of …….1…… affordable, quality medical care to every citizen. With a fifth of the world’s disease burden, stands last among the BRICS countries in health sector performance. Against such a/an ……..2……. record, the policy now offers an opportunity to systematically rectify well-known deficiencies through a stronger National Health Mission. Among the most glaring …….3……. is the capacity to use higher levels of public funding for health. Rectifying this is crucial if the Central government is to make the best use of the targeted government spending.

Also a major capacity expansion to produce MBBS graduates took place between 2009 and 2015, and more ……..4…….. to strengthen the numbers were announced later but this is unlikely to meet policy goals since only 11.3% of registered allopathic doctors were working in the public sector as of 2014, and even among these, the number in rural areas was …….5…… low. Availability of trained doctors and nurses would help meet the new infant mortality and maternal mortality goals. More health professionals need to be …….6……. for primary care in rural areas to build on the gains from earlier work.

No more time should be lost in …….7……..regulatory and accreditation agencies for healthcare providers at the national and State levels as suggested by the expert groups. It should also be …….8……… for all health institutions to be accredited, and to publish the approved cost of treatments, in order to remove the prevailing asymmetry of information. For the new policy to start on a firm ……9……. , the Centre has to get robust health data. Currently this is fragmented because inputs from multiple sources and sample surveys are not …….10……. , and the private sector is often not in the picture.

  1. _____________
    1.ensuring
    2.deriving
    3.assimilating
    4.clinching
    5.protecting
    Answer & Explanation
  2. ____________________
    1.dramatic
    2.lousy
    3.laggardly
    4.stinking
    5.inadequate
    Answer & Explanation
  3. _________________
    1.omissions
    2.failures
    3.excuses
    4.lacunae
    5.problem
    Answer & Explanation
  4. ______________
    1.emphasis
    2.regulations
    3.initiatives
    4.efforts
    5.demands
    Answer & Explanation
  5. ____________
    1.surprisingly
    2.abysmally
    3.inadvertently
    4.emphatically
    5.harmoniously
    Answer & Explanation
  6. ______________
    1.installed
    2.launched
    3.deployed
    4.resurrected
    5.sanctioned
    Answer & Explanation
  7. _________________
    1.building
    2.caressing
    3.nuancing
    4.empowering
    5.establishing
    Answer & Explanation
  8. __________
    1.mandatory
    2.effective
    3.constrained
    4.flamboyant
    5.notified
    Answer & Explanation
  9. ______________
    1.mark
    2.grip
    3.footing
    4.initiation
    5.respect
    Answer & Explanation
  10. ________________
    1.attached
    2.rectified
    3.placated
    4.reconciled
    5.conformed
    Answer & Explanation