- CII considers setting up National Health Regulator for universal health coverage
Insuring India December 12 2013
With a view to speed up Universal Health Coverage (UHC) the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is contemplating setting up a National Health Regulator under the Ministry of Health and Clinical Establishment Act.
- Private doctors to staff Chennai Corporation clinics in evenings
The Hindu December 19 2013
Chennai Corporation is planning to use the services of private doctors to man its hospitals in the evening. This is part
of an initiative to outsource medical services by the Corporation.
- Eighty percent of medicines not covered by price control order
Times of India Dec 1 2013
The much-awaited drug price control order (DPCO) 2013 meant to control the price of medicines does not cover over 80% of the medicines in the market.
- Priority should be women and child health: NHRC
DaijiWorld November 05 2013
There are a large number of problems in India associated with women and child health so their healthcare should be a priority for the government the NHRC's chairperson said Tuesday."A large percentage of the child population suffers from malnutrition and stunted growth. There is prevalence of widespread anemia among both women and children " said K.G. Balakrishnan chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).
- Union Cabinet all set to approve Pharmaceutical Purchase Policy for Central Public Sector Enterprise: Jaipur to get its own Metro
India Today October 30 2013
Union Cabinet is all set to approve Pharmaceutical Purchase Policy for Central Public Sector Enterprise and subsidiaries for purchase of 103 medicines including one used in diabetes for a period of 5 years. The government will purchase the drug at reasonable price and the aim would be to ensure that government remains in possession of drugs if emergency arises. The Cabinet note says that a report of high level expert group on universal health coverage for India recommended that the strengthening of this sector is required to protect the capacity of domestic drug and vaccine industry to meet national need.