North Eastern state of Meghalaya has undertaken an ambitious plan to bring all its three million population under a health insurance plan. The state has roped in International Finance Corporation (IFC), an arm of the World Bank (WB), to assist it in “designing and implementing” the insurance plan, including promoting private sector participation.
If implemented, Meghalaya would probably become the first state in India to achieve universal health insurance cover, which is particularly to benefit those from low and middle income group who are currently without any health coverage.
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