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Jun 13, 2018
Shortage of medicines at public hospitals forcing poor to turn to private pharmacies, says Chhattisgarh studyAs India readies itself for Ayushman Bharat, the national health protection scheme covering primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare, a study from Chhattisgarh reveals poor availability of generic drugs in the state’s public hospitals.
May 25, 2018
Petrol, diesel prices at record high: Govt may levy windfall tax on ONGC to curb spiralling retail fuel ratesThe government may levy a windfall tax on oil producers like ONGC as part of a permanent solution for moderating the spiralling prices of petrol and diesel
Mar 23, 2018
Cabinet clears 'Modicare': All you need to know about the biggest free health insurance schemeGetting state governments to buy into Modicare and execute it by August, 2018, will be a huge challenge, especially in a big election year.
Mar 16, 2018
News18 Rising India Summit: Narendra Modi lays out a CEO's assessment of country's rise in global economyA large part of the prime minister's speech was focused on the development work that his government has carried out in the country's eastern part with a special focus on North East.
Mar 13, 2018
End-TB Summit: Narendra Modi sets target for making India tuberculosis-free five years before global deadlineStating that global efforts to eliminate TB have not been successful, Narendra Modi advocated for a "change in approach" by adopting multi-sectoral engagement and participation of all stakeholders to eliminate tuberculosis
Feb 21, 2018
Budget 2018 has taken steps in the right direction to increase penetration of insurance in IndiaThe government-insurance partnership will drive the crop and health insurance schemes announced.
Feb 14, 2018
West Bengal becomes first state to opt out of 'Modicare'; Mamata Banerjee says state already provides free healthcareWest Bengal has become the first state in the country to opt out of 'Modicare', the central government's ambitious healthcare insurance plan, that was announced in the Union Budget earlier this month
Feb 06, 2018
Story behind Modi-care: Plan initiated by PM in Jan 2016, took two years in making; not knee-jerk poll sopThe process to implement 'Modi-Care' had begun two years ago when Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a presentation in his South Block office to 11 senior bureaucrats drawn from different ministries
Feb 05, 2018
Shatrughan Sinha questions viability of NHPS, asks Arun Jaitley how Centre will fund programmeJoining fellow disgruntled BJP leader Yashwant Sinha in a protest over farmers' issues, MP Shatrughan Sinha today questioned viability of the health insurance scheme announced in the Union Budget.
Feb 04, 2018
NITI Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar calls Modicare scheme 'game changer', says financing not a constraintBrushing aside criticism of the newly announced mega healthcare scheme, Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar has said it is a "game changer" and revenue from the 1 percent additional cess would be enough to meet the funding needs