- 'India needs Rs 1.63 lakh cr investment in healthcare by 2017'
Business Standard October 27 2013
The Indian healthcare sector will need a total capital investment of Rs 1 62 500 crore to provide accessible and affordable healthcare during the 12th Plan period says a report.
- Hospitals out-of-pocket and out of reach
Hindustan Times October 19 2013
India's healthcare is affordable we're told now and then even through development statistics tell a different story. Less than 10% people in India have some form of health insurance. Hospitalizations account for about 58% of an average Indian's total annual expenditure. Over 40% people borrow.
- Centre will launch urban health mission soon: Health minister V S Sivakumar
Times of India Oct 7 2013
Health minister V S Sivakumar said the state government will soon launch the union government-sponsored National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) scheme across the state.
- A health scheme for all
Deccan herald Oct 1 2013
The State government on Tuesday decided to implement ‘Universal Health Coverage’ a scheme which envisages bringing every citizen under a health scheme.
- Bailing out of the system
The Hindu September 19 2013
For a government dragging its feet on the question of providing universal health cover for all the Centre has shown great alacrity in deciding that members of the All India Services and their families will be eligible for medical treatment abroad at the taxpayer’s expense.