What’s in a name?”, asked a plaintive Romeo Montague, as he sought to woo Juliet of the Capulets. That question could be repeated as the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) changed name to the National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS).
Budget 2018: The action plan is aimed at reducing the out-of-pocket spending on health to 50% by 2020 from 63.4% at present. For both of these targets to be reached, the Budget had to signal the beginning of a steady annual rise in the allocation for health.
The National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, introduced in the Lok Sabha on December 29, 2017, proposes sweeping changes for medical education and regulation in the country.
Lowering of cut-offs represents a recognition of the progressive up-slope of the risk association.
Failures in policy, planning and regulation have led to poor performance of health systems. Gorakhpur should spur corrective action.
About eleven years ago, I was challenged about the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) being set up as a public private partnership (PPP) through contributions from the government, charitable foundations and private philanthropy.
The Prime Minister’s call for innovative technologies to provide breakthrough solutions is most relevant for the health sector