- A step in the right direction
The Hindu January 03 2015
Yet another bold initiative was taken on the last day of 2014 when the Union government made public the draft National Health Policy 2015. The policy is a first step in achieving universal health coverage by advocating health as a fundamental right whose "denial will be justiciable".
- Draft National Health Policy proposes making health a fundamental right
The Times of India January 1 2015
The draft National Health Policy 2015 has proposed a target of raising public health expenditure to 2.5% from the present 1.2% of GDP. It also notes that 40% of this would need to come from central expenditure
- The primary focus
Indian Express December 12
For effective UHC we also need to ensure other elements in the health system: a multi-layered multi-skilled health workforce that is well distributed affordable access to essential drugs vaccines and technologies adequate infrastructure and equipment at accredited health facilities reliable health information systems the participation of empowered communities and good governance which includes the establishment of robust regulatory systems.
- Government warns corporate hospitals
The Hindu November 14 2014
Super-speciality hospitals in Hyderabad which are not participating in cashless health insurance scheme for government employees will not be eligible for the Arogyasri scheme Deputy Chief Minister T. Rajaiah said
- 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.