A recent article in the Indian Express reported statistics from India's National Health Mission to highlight what it called "a debilitating shortage" of health specialists in the country. In doing so, it only reaffirmed what several experts, committees, and policy wonks have said all along: India needs more doctors. For the longest time, India's healthcare … Continue reading Guest column : Doctor ‘scarcity’ a crisis of numbers or leadership? #UHC
An Ernst & Young report released last week in tie-up with industry chamber FICCI reckons that public or government funding of healthcare should be raised to between 3.7 per cent and 4.5 per cent of gross domestic product from 1 per cent at present to achieve universal healthcare over a period of ten years. See … Continue reading Ernst & Young on universal healthcare : money or soul?
Two articles I read recently brought home, once more, the absolute lack of a cohesive national debate on "healthcare for all Indians" which is currently a hot topic in New Delhi. One of the articles observed that the Maharashtra state government had yet to deliver on its very dated promise to provide free medicines to … Continue reading India and universal healthcare : public engagement needed