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The first annual health report highlights the latest discussions and debates in the health sector, key challenges and programmes undertaken by National Health Rural Mission to provide quality health services to citizens.
In view of the impoverishing impact of health and medical expenses on the poor, the President of India has stressed the need to craft a high quality National Health System to secure equal access to health services.
It evaluates the working of the Central Government Health Scheme and Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme. It suggests measures for improvement and help balance the interest of government, private providers and beneficiaries
This initiative undertaken by the National Rural Health Mission is to provide equitable, affordable and quality health care to the poor in rural areas of India.
Under the National Mental Health Programme, the Union Ministry of Health and Family welfare has given a grant of over Rs 90 crore for improving infrastructure in government hospitals and institutes of mental health across the country.
This paper maps the rise of health insurance provision in India. It explores the sustainability of such schemes, their potential for scaling up, and the possibilities of public-private partnerships in providing health insurance services.
The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare stated that the utilisation of NRHM funds has gone up in states resulting in overall improvement in health sector. However infant mortality, prevention of cancer and diabetes remain areas of concern.
The paper provides an indepth analysis of the inadequacies of existing patterns of financing, provisioning and governance within the health sector. It considers them as major challenges inhibiting effective delivery of health services and outcomes.
This paper examines inequalities in health that vary across regional, social and economic groups. It argues that weak public provisioning of healthcare and rampant commercialisation have reduced health security of the socio-economically marginalised.
The main objective of the study has been to identify trajectories of health seeking behaviour of the urban poor, particularly their use of the private health sector, with the aim to identify strategies to improve quality of health care.

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