Healthcare confusion1 min read . Updated: 15 Aug 2017, 11:08 PM IST
The Union health ministry's plans to extend the National Health Mission to 2020 point to the confusion in India's healthcare policy
The Union health ministry’s plans to extend the National Health Mission to 2020 point to the confusion in India’s healthcare policy. The ministry has trimmed cost estimates after criticism by NITI Aayog and the finance ministry about inefficiency. This is a conundrum. On the one hand, the Comptroller and Auditor General’s report on National Health Mission, which points out the wastage of available equipment because of the lack of trained personnel, shows the criticism is valid. On the other, there is a pressing need to increase healthcare spending alongside efficiency.
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