Universal Health Coverage

The High Level Expert Group (HLEG) of the Planning Commission on
Universal Health Coverage has given very good reasoning how the
availability of free medicines will relieve the general public. The
Universal Health Coverage (UHC) should be integrated in the existing
National Rural Health Mission and such other health related drives and
mission. An expanded National Essential Drug List is badly needed for
the elimination of irrational drugs from prescriptions by government
doctors, priority for generic medicines and, crucially, a good
centralised procurement system should be developed at national level.
Government should promote indigenous drugs and medicine companies
should be given incentive so that we can become self dependent for
medicines as a good percentage of high quality drugs are imported from
other countries or the foreign companies deliver in India. The
percentage of GDP expenditure on medicine need a review. Creating a
healthy environment is also necessary for all citizens.
from:  Shashikant Nishant Sharma
With Regards
SureShot POST
New Delhi, India

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