Amar Patnaik

From gross allocations to percentage of GDP

The government must depart from the old ways of viewing incremental, absolute increases in allocations as a successful milestone to measuring allocations as a percentage of GDP.

07 Aug 2022

Need for assurance, not insurance, in health

An overburdened and fund-starved network of public health institutions and a small private sector, mostly in the tertiary area, further make healthcare inaccessible to large sections of society.

17 Apr 2022

Health infrastructure in Budget 22, a missed opportunity

The various health insurance and assurance schemes announced by the Central and state governments will not be very fruitful unless the root problem of inadequate health infrastructure is addressed. 

17 Mar 2022