Free essential medicines for all in India
Thanks to Naman for forwarding:
Demonstrates practical use of the 300+ medicines on the Indian Essential
Medicines List (EML) (recently revised, 2011)
and financing in public sector to increase coverage Indian population from
22% to 52% by 2017 --
on the path to universal health coverage (UHC) in the country --
78% of healthcare expenditures are out of pocket in India; with 72% of
these costs on essential medicines alone.
The move is hailed as a 'game-changer' in India; keen for thoughts from our
colleagues in urban and rural India -- on
whether this move (strongly supported by PM Singh) will change the game!?
Sandeep P. Kishore, Ph.D.
Department of Global Health & Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
The Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University
Co-Chair, Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network
Weill Cornell/ The Rockefeller University/ Sloan-Kettering Institute
Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program
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