Officials say the large migratory population in Unnao and their high-risk behaviour may also be a reason.
The RBI stated that the “inflation outlook is clouded by several uncertainties on the upside” and “fiscal slippage as indicated in the Budget could impinge on the inflation outlook”.
Several states have wider and more inclusive insurance schemes, and the government’s ‘world’s largest healthcare programme’ will likely cause unnecessary disruptions.
It may not really benefit everyone that the insurance takeover of healthcare financing is gripping India.
The Budget speech pitch of ‘Swastha Bharat’ as ‘Samridha Bharat’ is deception, because the allocation for realising that is missing.
Urmilesh discusses Arun Jaitley’s announcement on a new health protection scheme with Dipa Sinha, who teaches at Ambedkar University Delhi, and Hridayesh Joshi, a senior journalist at NDTV.
All stakeholders must ensure that the public debate on healthcare, spurred by this year’s Union Budget, stays alive and the government’s feet are continuously held to fire.
The Centre’s special skill in repackaging and re-advertising proposals is now quite apparent.
Why has India chosen the path of expanding medical insurance instead of a more comprehensive approach to health?
Even as schemes have received minimal allocations, this budget signals an important shift in the political narrative. Gone is the focus on jobs, skills, aspirations and empowerment.
The government’s announcement of the National Health Protection Scheme for 10 crore families is, in fact, a massive insurance scheme for 50 crore of India’s poorest.
Vinod Dua breaks down the Union Budget 2018.
According to the opposition, the budget is mere ‘lip-service paid in the name of the farmers and the poor’ and will not have any real impact.
While the government claims it “will bring healthcare system closer to the homes of people,” it hopes to do this through the private sector, not by strengthening the public health system.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley’s entire emphasis has been on the poor, with a few tweaks to the salaried, income-tax paying classes almost as an afterthought.
After a disappointing run under the Modi government so far, a significant increase in social sector allocations and their proper utilisation is the need of the day.
This is the last full budget of the present government and the last opportunity for it to demonstrate its commitment to India’s health and nutrition.
The private hospital in Sonipat where the woman was taken has denied the allegations made by her son.
Philip Morris International’s $1 billion fund to help stop smoking is being debated and examined by academics and health leaders worldwide.
The hospital recently declared an infant dead even though it was still alive.
Vinod Dua discusses important findings from the report ‘India: Health of the Nation’s States’ released by the government and Abul Kalam Azad.
The proposed amendments to the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments Act – including regulating fee and service charges at private hospitals – are not against doctors. Rather, they will facilitate a better doctor-patient relationship.
It’s hard to look at any measure of data and argue that southern states need to catch up with any BJP-ruled state. If anything, it’s Modi and his chief ministers who need to learn from Karnataka.
Studies from Chhattisgarh and other states show that most private hospitals force people to pay additional money even after using health insurance.
While Gujarat’s IMR reduction has been better than the national average, it stacks up unfavourably when compared to other affluent states like Maharashtra and Punjab or even ‘special category’ states like Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.
The US medical device industry’s allegation on the denial of equitable market access is a smokescreen to protect an inequitable market, at the cost of people’s lives.
“The doctors are always telling us that they’re going to help us and heal us, but we can’t always get to them and they’re not able to get to us.”
The single most important policy failure of most Indian governments has been the near-complete neglect of public health and education.
From inadequate infrastructure in local hospitals to accredited social health activists workers not reaching women in the tribal belt, the health system in the area is full of gaps.
Unless the chronic deficiencies in the country’s public health system are rectified, tragedies like Gorakhpur will keep happening.
Vinod Dua talks about the ruling BJP government’s changing positions on various issues and discusses the need to increase public spending in healthcare.
A well-implemented regulation will ensure that patient care improves, while also creating safeguards that don’t let private establishments put all the onus of error on a doctor.
As fellow Republicans laboured to repeal Obamacare this week, Trump repeatedly swerved off-topic, escalating concerns in his party about his ability to govern the country six months after taking office.
The Senate deadlocked 50-50 on moving forward with the healthcare debate, forcing vice president Mike Pence to cast the tie-breaking vote.
Although the draft text of the RCEP agreement is not public, leaked documents show that the deal could undermine India’s patent system.
Trump called 49 Republican senators to the White House for lunch, telling them they needed to settle their differences and postpone the summer recess.
“In our community, over 90% of people survive by begging. How can they ever afford any of these treatments?”
It remains to be seen whether majority leader Mitch McConnell can satisfy moderates and hard-line conservatives in his party who have voiced opposition.
The Senate Bill, which faces unified Democratic opposition, has been imperiled during the recess, as Republican senators faced constituents opposed to it.
In the seventy-sixth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the recent border tension with China and the state of healthcare in India.