Politics · Public health

Without Universal Health Coverage, World Health Day means Little to Most of India

World Health Day 2016: one can’t lose the opportunity to remind India’s policymakers of the single most important need of the country’s citizens and health system – Universal Health Coverage. This article appeared in Scroll on April 7 2016. Below is an excerpt: The more one thinks of it, the more it’s clear how painful… Continue reading Without Universal Health Coverage, World Health Day means Little to Most of India

Politics · Public health

Net Neutrality to ‘Health Neutrality’: It’s Time We got Serious about Universal Health Care

This article was carried by Scroll.in on Jan 20, 2016. Here is the link. Below is an excerpt: According to the World Health Organization, the right to health includes access to “timely, acceptable, and affordable healthcare of appropriate quality”. It’s an embarrassing truth for India that high medical expenses force more than six crore citizens… Continue reading Net Neutrality to ‘Health Neutrality’: It’s Time We got Serious about Universal Health Care

Politics · Public health

What India Can Learn from Scandinavia and their ‘Welfare’ Models

This article appeared in India Today’s ‘DailyO’ on 12 Nov 2015. It can be found here. Below is an excerpt: For India, where generally, the amount you earn dictates how well you get treated (medically and otherwise), Scandinavia offers some wise health policy lessons. What broadly defines their success in healthcare is extensive government participation.… Continue reading What India Can Learn from Scandinavia and their ‘Welfare’ Models