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‘State must focus on free medicine and primary health’

DNMUM422295 | 9/15/2018 | Author : Dhaval Kulkarni | WC :478

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While governments roll out public-funded medical insurance schemes targeted at the poor, health activist Dr Abhijit More, who is co-convenor of the Jan Arogya Abhiyaan, argues that the focus must be on capacity building in the primary healthcare sector. This will reduce out-of-the-pocket expenses for outpatient care facilities that are not covered by any medical insurance.
The mediclaim coverage in Maharashtra is low. There is a vast population untapped by government-funded medical insurance schemes...
The penetration of commercial insurance schemes is low. The Maharashtra government launched the Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayee Yojana (RGJAY) as a publicly-funded health insurance scheme. However, though it covers
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