Healthcare platforms for rural India

For the National Health Protection Scheme to succeed, all stakeholders must work together on a unified platform

Illustration: Binay Sinha
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Illustration: Binay Sinha

Ganesh Natarajan
The rhetoric over the National Health Protection Scheme seems to be dying down and the news that the final scheme will soon be announced incorporating the best practices from some of the best state scheme is heartening. The promise of covering over 40 per cent of Indian citizens and nearly 100 million families through what is arguably one of the most ambitious health coverage schemes in the world is truly exciting. However, it would be sensible for all segments — healthcare providers, insurance payers, wellness solution providers, data and analytics firms, paramedic resource trainers, for-profit companies, social enterprises and civil
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First Published: Mar 15 2018 | 5:59 AM IST

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