The writer is former Union Health Secretary, Government of India.
National Health Protection Scheme redefines the role of the state — a service provider to the financier. It won’t be easy.
Instead of cancelling hospital licences, bring in patient centric laws, institutional capacity to enforce them.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee initiated the famous Delhi-Lahore bus service to foster better relationships between India and Pakistan. Vajpayee had travelled on the same bus during its inaugural run on February 19, 1999 and was received by Nawaz Sharif, his counterpart in Pakistan.