- 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.
- Health ministers meet to talk insurance diseases
The Asian Age August 30 2013
Health ministers from the 11 countries of WHO’s Southeast Asia Region will meet in Delhi from September 10 to 13 to discuss key health issues like high blood pressure universal health coverage targets for controlling non-communicable diseases etc will be high on the agenda.
Hosted by Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad WHO director-general Margaret Chan and WHO regional director for Southeast Asia Samlee Plianbangchang will be present with their team of senior advisers at both meetings.