There isn’t even a shade of doubt today that Covid-vaccines are coming. However, some critical questions in this area continue to hang in the air, and are expected to remain so for some more time. Thus, every news on the … Continue reading
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NHPS: “One Nation, One Scheme is Enticing”, But Will It Work?
Yet another slogan: “One nation – One Universal Health Coverage (UHC)” would indeed be enticing for many, including India. Nevertheless, that’s just a hope. Let’s now try to get a message out of what has been recently happening around this … Continue reading
A Tipping Point For Robust Healthcare System In India
“Given the popular uptake of universal health coverage reforms elsewhere in Asia, the Feb 4 elections may be a tipping point for health in India. For example, in 2012, Joko Widodo was elected Governor of Jakarta. He launched popular UHC … Continue reading
Drug Price Control And National Health Security
‘Without Providing Affordable Medicines, There Can’t be Health Security’, said the Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers of India, as reported on September 22, 2017. Although, the Minister made this remark while discussing Government price control on cardiac stents in … Continue reading
Prescriptions in Generic Names Be Made A Must in India?
Would prescriptions in generic names be made a must in India? Yes, that’s what Prime Minister Modi distinctly hinted at on April 17, 2017, during the inauguration function of a charitable hospital in Surat. To facilitate this process, his government … Continue reading
National Health Policy 2017: Some Silver Linings, Some Trepidation
In September 2016, the Supreme Court directed the Indian Government to finalize the ‘National Health Policy (NHP)’ guaranteeing ‘assured health services to all’, a draft version of which was already made available to the public on December 30, 2014. In … Continue reading
Leveraging 3D Printing In Pharma, For Cost Containment And Patient-Centricity
Today, although a number of new and state of the art drugs is regularly being developed, and brought to the market at a reasonably rapid pace, their access to the majority of the global population has still remained a huge … Continue reading
Universal Health Coverage: The Only Alternative To Drug Price Control in India?
Aggressive drug pricing is becoming a burning issue in the healthcare space, across the world. The raging debate continues in India too, fueled by many factors. In this context, it was quite interesting to note, on July 15, 2015, the … Continue reading