Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

The essays on the proposal for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in India are consolidated in a pdf here. UHC CONSOLIDATED DOCUMENT revised and updated Technorati Tags: universal health coverage,uninvesal health care,uhc,universal health coverage in india,india health policy,health policy,public health funding,public health insurance

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Universal Health Coverage Part III: Funding and HLEG Recommendations

                                          Cooperative action on UHC dissolves on the subject of funding. The objections are easy to comprehend. First, no one wants to accept the burden of another’s rights without the guarantee of responsible utilization (a contributor to spiralling costs) and second, confidence in government’s efficiency with public spending is, at best, reluctant. This is especially …

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Universal Health Coverage Part II: Evolution and Criteria

                                                                [This article is published as the first part of a series in the January 2013 issue of Infomed (pgs:12-15)] Evolution The 20th century: 1948-2000 International accreditation of the right to health was first achieved in the Universal Human Rights charter in 1948. This position was ratified again in 1966 by the International Covenant on …

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Universal Health Care Part 1: Making the Case

                                                         [This article is published as the first part of a series in the January 2013 issue of Infomed (pgs:12-15)] In health policy circles the acronym with the buzz is, UHC. It is used interchangeably for both Universal Health Coverage and Universal Health Care, although the accepted expansion is Universal Health Coverage. Universal Healthcare, as …

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The Electronic Health Record (EHR). A good augury for the doctor-patient relationship?

[This article is published in the October 2012 issue of Infomed; pgs: 58-59] There is change happening in Health Care. In hospitals, and in neighbourhood clinics. The traditional method by which doctors and nurses recorded a patient’s visit in the outpatient or documented a patient’s progress in a hospital admission; using pen and paper, on …

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Do doctors not want to be doctors, anymore?

Dr. Parthasarathy was a household name in Bangalore. A graduate of medicine from the pre-Independence days; he was what was then called an LMP – an early 20th CE version of the MBBS, expanded as a Licensed Medical Practitioner. He was a big man a little more than six feet tall; portly, had a ruddy …

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Does India have the highest Child Mortality Rate or did the Media get it totally wrong?

A little less than a week back; Indians woke to yet another screaming headline and ‘breaking news’ story from the media. Every major news outlet (as can be seen in the link) carried the story in bold print. This one was truly alarming - that the latest Unicef report had cited India as having the …

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