For Affordable Healthcare: Synergize Resources Through PPP Models

According to a 2012 study of IMS Consulting, the key factor of significantly high ‘Out of Pocket (OOP)’ expenditure on healthcare in India is that people are pushed into seeking costlier private care services due to imbalanced infrastructure of healthcare workers, … Continue reading

NRHM of India: Yet to ‘Tick all the Right Boxes’

‘National Rural Health Mission (NRHM)’, one of the largest and a very ambitious healthcare initiative for the rural population of India, was launched by the Government of India on April 12, 2005. The primary purpose of NRHM, as announced by … Continue reading

Gone 2010…Comes 2011: Looking Back…Looking Ahead at the Healthcare Space of India

Our country, especially the media and the politicians (perhaps not so much the ‘Aam Aadmi’), appears to be totally engrossed now in uprooting the issue of corruption from the soil of India, once and for all. Politicians of all hues … Continue reading

India urgently needs a total overhaul and reform of its public healthcare system with a holistic approach – NRHM and RSBY are laudable initiatives.

Over a period of time India had made significant improvement in various critical health indicators despite frugal public health spending by the government, which is just around 1 percent of GDP of the country. Such a low government spend towards … Continue reading

National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), a much hyped public healthcare initiative – has it delivered since its inception in 2005?

National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), a very ambitious and noble initiative for the rural population of India was launched by the Government of India on April 12, 2005. The interim budget allocation of NRHM for the year 2009–10 has been … Continue reading