National Health Policy

October 6, 2016

Health as a Justifiable Fundamental Rights

There has always been a lingering question so as to make Right to Health as a fundamental right similar to right to education. The draft national health policy, 2015 proposes the following formulation- “the Center shall enact, after due discussion…

October 6, 2016

National Health Policy, 2015

India’s third {draft} National Health Policy was released in 2015. Prior to this, two National Health policies (1983 and 2002) had served in guiding the approach for the health sector in the Five-Year Plans and for different schemes. Since 2002…

September 13, 2015

On National Health Policy

National Health Policy presents a strong case for achieving universal health care but there are many challenges which come in way of its successful implementation. India’s expenditure on healthcare services is dismal and is one of the worst in the…

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Challenges to health sector and Draft National Health Policy

India topped almost every worsening health indicator in the Asian region even beyond countries like Bangladesh and Nepal. The gross ignorance to this sector is evident to several health indicators be it Infant Mortality Rate (IMR), Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR),…