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N K Singh bats for health DFI, moving sector to concurrent list

'Health is not part of the concurrent list. In light of the pandemic, it's high time we move health as a subject in the concurrent list,' said N K Singh at an event

N K Singh, chairman of the 15th Finance Commission
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Indivjal Dhasmana New Delhi
Fifteenth Finance Commission Chairman N K Singh on Friday pitched for setting up a development finance institution (DFI) in health care and moving the sector from state to the concurrent list of the Constitution.

“It’s high time we moved health as a subject to the concurrent list, especially in light of the pandemic,” Singh said in his keynote address to the NATHEALTH annual summit.

He said the right to health in practice would, in the course of time, enable the health sector to be assigned the obligation and spirit of the directive principles of the Constitution.

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First Published: Mar 26 2021 | 6:04 PM IST

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