Universal Healthcare – Making it a Reality
- Access to healthcare in India remains far from universal and the funds committed to it show a grim picture. Public expenditure remains below 1%, while the global mean is 5%.
- The situation isn’t expected to change in the coming years, as even the HLEG report admits that, “the transformation of India’s health system to become an effective platform for UHC is an evolutionary process that will span several years”.
- Today there are innovative strategies which are needed to improve the number of people who can access healthcare.
- The objective of this brief is to understand how we could increase healthcare access in India. The strategy we have seen to be successful is involvement of the private sector for employing innovative tools like Mobile healthcare units, high volume units and tele-medicine.