India needs prudent compromises to achieve its health coverage goals.
A national health assurance scheme could start with basic services.
The National Advisory Council (NAC) is set to submit its recommendations
The National Advisory Council,led by Sonia Gandhi,has endorsed most recommendations of the High Level Expert Group on Universal Health Coverage
The allocation for health is marginally more than the 2.84 lakh crore amount proposed in the draft plan,and is in keeping with the sector being one of the key thrust areas for UPA-II.
The Planning Commission has proposed to train registered medical practitioners,commonly referred to as quacks,to ensure universal health coverage reaches even the remote populations
Ministry,Plan panel,expert group debate on involving pvt sector,merging it with NRHM
Commission informed that panel had asked for rolling out scheme on a pilot basis in one district of every state.
The Budget is a real dampener not just for public health but also for families across India,said Dr Anita Kar,Director of School of Health Sciences,University of Pune.
The National Rural Health Mission has changed Indias healthcare landscape drastically but now that the country is turning a new leaf with the proposed universal health coverage
This is in line with the recommendation of the High Level Expert Group (HLEG) on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) that submitted its report a couple of months ago.
The high-level expert group on universal health coverage,set up by the Planning Commission,has suggested issuing all citizens a National Health Entitlement Card