ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Analysis of Private Healthcare Providers

India’s health system is dominated by the private sector and as a result, out-of-pocket expenditure is very high. To provide financial risk protection and avoid catastrophic health consequences, policy emphasis is on the Ayushman Bharat programme which targets to cover 50 crore people. Such a large-scale insurance scheme needs huge infrastructural and administrative support. Unincorporated private healthcare providers comprise 99% of private health providers in India, the majority of them being small scale, employing less than 10 workers and having a strong urban bias. To better promote universal health coverage, policy emphasis on better monitoring, administering regulations, transparency in system, and ensuring quality in delivery of service is needed.

Morbidity and Utilisation of Healthcare Services

In India, the 'urban bias' in public spending on healthcare services has been pointed out by a number of studies. Even within urban areas, especially in the big cities, the slum population is particularly underprivileged. This study examines the patterns of morbidity and healthcare utilisation by the urban poor living in slums and resettlement colonies in Delhi and Chennai, and compares the health status of the two segments.
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