- A multi-sectoral approach to dengue control
The Hindu October 14 2014
Dengue fever is rearing its ugly head again in India with new cases of infections and even deaths being reported from different States. The world’s fastest growing vector-borne disease dengue sees an estimated 50-100 million cases being reported annually in over 100 endemic countries.
- Promise of 50 drugs free for all
The Telegraph September 16 2014
Health economists at the Public Health Foundation of India have calculated that India would need to spend about Rs 1 600 per capita per year to provide diagnosis and treatment for 80 health conditions for 70 per cent of the population.
- Lov Verma stress on the need to hike public spending on basic healthcare
Drug Today September 16 2014
Highlighting the health assurance for all to bring greater clarity of vision and stronger commitment to Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Union Health Secretary Lov Verma the Health Ministry will rope in private and semi government firms to improve basic healthcare in India.
- Health ministry to strengthen basic health care
Business Standard September 16 2014
The health ministry will rope in private and semi-government firms to improve basic health care union Health Secretary Lov Verma said here Tuesday. Verma was speaking at a discussion on Universal Health Assurance for India organised by Public health Foundation of India (PHFI).
- Insurers want rich to pay more for universal health cover
The Economics times September 14 2014
Insurers and other health insurance industry stakeholders feel that the proposed universal health cover (UHC) must be underwritten in a variable way so that the rich pay higher premium to help fully subsidise health insurance cover for the really poor.