Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana Pmjay
Opinion  /  Published 23.02.21

An unhealthy health budget

The health budget of 2021 is extremely important given the backdrop of pandemic-induced disruptions in the social and economic lives of the people. This year’s Economic Survey emphasiz...
By Amitabha Sarkar in

Opinion  /  Published 11.11.20

How ayushman is Bharat?

There has been an exorbitant rise in out-of-pocket expenditure and its subsequent impact on the consumption basket and intra-household allocation of resources has not gone unnoticed. In 2015, the Worl...
By Aarushee Shukla in

Health  /  Published 24.11.19

Cancer care disparity

A government analysis has bolstered suspicions that some private hospitals may have provided inappropriate treatment to sections of cancer patients to increase the amounts claimed under the nationwide...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 09.06.19

Whose health scheme is better? Arvind Kejriwal and Centre spar

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday described a network of state government-funded primary healthcare clinics in Delhi as an “utter flop”, intensifying a duel with Delhi chief minister...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 06.11.18

Is the PM Jan Arogya Yojana just eyewash?

The newly-launched Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana is set to cover 10.74 crore needy families. It is said to come with a robust mechanism to avoid fraud — in contrast to its antecedent, the Rashtri...
By Soham D. Bhaduri in


India  /  Published 31.01.20

Health spend fall tied to private cover

India’s 2019-20 economic survey has underscored a decline in out-of-pocket healthcare spending by households over a three-year period, but experts say the fall is likely linked to expanding private ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 10.02.19

Health study flags insurance holes

A three-state study has found that India’s government-funded or private health insurance schemes that pay for hospitalisation have not adequately protected households from catastrophic health expend...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 18.02.19

PM’s hospitalisation-cover plan could eat up healthcare funds

The bill for the Narendra Modi government’s flagship programme that provides up to Rs 5 lakh hospitalisation cover yearly to poor households could balloon to unforeseen levels and threaten other hea...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 15.08.19

Raghubar Das vows to make New Jharkhand

Chief minister Raghubar Das stressed his commitment to “New Jharkhand” after unfurling the Indian Tricolour at Morabadi grounds here on Thursday, the 73rd Independence Day.Addressing around 5,000 ...
By Raj Kumar in Ranchi

India  /  Published 02.02.20

Health outlay rise zero in real terms: Analysts

The 2020-21 Union budget has proposed Rs 65,011 crore for health services, a 3.75 per cent rise over last year that analysts said was no increase in real terms and inadequate to meet the Narendra Modi...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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