India Needs A Multi-Payer Systemby The Daily Eye Team February 24 2017, 6:43 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 36 secs
For most developing economies, a single public healthcare financing system is unlikely to effectively cover the entire population The 2017 Union budget presented some major reforms crucial to the advancement of the health sector. The increase in allocation for the National Health Mission by 20% is unquestionably a commendable move to boost public health delivery in the country. It provides much needed relief from financial bottlenecks in health policies. Moreover, conversion of 150,000 health sub-centres into health and wellness centres, the introduction of two new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the states of Gujarat and Jharkhand, and the adding of 25,000 postgraduate seats in medicine reflect meritoriously on the government’s resolve to prioritize the health sector.