Universal Health Care has the Potential to Boost Economic Growth

Business World | Dec 7, 2019 at 7:33 PM
  • The Universal Health Coverage (UHC) programme, adopted globally, aims to provide promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services without any financial hardships.
  • The critical area for the provision of UHC as per the recommendations were health financing, health infrastructure, health service norms, skilled human resource for health, access to medicines, vaccines and technology, management and institutional reforms, and community participation.
  • Apart from this, inadequate funding, weak public health systems, weak management systems, inequalities in access to healthcare, unknown quality and health outcomes, commercialized, fragmented and unregulated healthcare delivery systems, and lack of integration between health and other sectors have added to the problems.