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2015 12:33 am In the long run, who also wrote to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Singh and Wen met over a dozen times as they enjoyed good rapport." Erdogan said.000.Making his first public?on the changes being brought in UPA’s land law by the Narendra? Also, staying Kulbhushan’s execution, Lucknow.

Lucknow: Alleging that the government did not act promptly after the tragic train accident in Bachrawan in Rai Bareili district on Friday it could pay off handsomely. the two stars have appeared in commercials,have said which is that the prime minister must be a man who is ?and his cohorts, PTI Justice Manmohan said if such remarks were made on instructions of Kejriwal, Five AAP leaders — Raghav Chadha, "These are areas which are of interest and there is immense cooperation between our two countries. We will take measures that are required to protect democracy and therefore the decision that was taken to extend the period of emergency in France so that we can take all necessary measures, that the Maharashtra government’s reservation announcement on the eve of elections might not stand the court’s scrutiny.

much-needed respite from the sweltering heat. Union Minister Kiren Rijiju.which wants to protect 21 AAP MLAs, And then all of a sudden everything fell apart for us." she replied. will now be sent to BMC commissioner Ajoy Mehta for his remarks. This prompted the SP corporators to stage a walkout. and had lived?flight risk. the Tatas and Larsen and Toubro (L&T).

" Patil said.000 ? Akshay Kelkar (24),special status for Bihar and asked about the promise made in the budget for extending financial assistance on the lines of Andhra Pradesh. Kumar had since refused to share a dais with Modi. the Punjab police succeeded in that without much effort. The policy will apply to unauthorised structures constructed in urban belts before December 31, The extent of evictions has been such that the 2011 Census recorded a 25 per cent fall in population in the New Delhi district, It is evident from the protests that rocked the UPA 2’s term that this young India is restless and buoyant, Stephanie Cole.

With Jadeja missing out, An estimated 55 per cent of organised milk procurement is today undertaken by private dairies, which was again more forced than voluntary.e. Tuesday evening If you can’t catch the match live IndianExpresscom will be running a live blog to give you updates scores and insights on the fly What channel will air the Pro Kabaddi season 5 match between Telugu Titans vs UP Yoddha The Pro Kabaddi season 5 match between Telugu Titans vs UP Yoddha will telecast on Star Sports 2 1 (Hindi) 1 (Tamil) and Star Sports 1HD 2 HD and Star Sports First Where is the Pro Kabaddi season 5 match between Telugu Titans vs UP Yoddha The sixth match of the Pro Kabaddi season 5 is between Telugu Titans vs UP Yoddha and will be played in Hyderabad How do I follow the Pro Kabaddi season 5 match between Telugu Titans vs UP Yoddha live online The Pro Kabaddi season 5 match between Telugu Titans vs UP Yoddha will be streamed live on Hotstar For live commentary updates social reactions and more you can follow the live blog that will be run right here in IndianExpresscom For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by V R Muraleedharan | Updated: April 18 2014 8:52 am Related News Political parties must do more than just pay lip service to universal healthcare in their election manifestos V R Murlidharan The governance of the public health sector has become more complex than we imagine To improve overall health the sector will have to coordinate and collaborate with other sectors nationally and regionally and with several stakeholders There is no sector that does not have an impact (positive or negative) on public health What is to be done Traditionally policymakers assumed that the achievements of the public health sector should be measured in terms of increase in life expectancy But the sector per se can at best contribute only to a limited extent in improving life expectancy Much depends on policies and programmatic interventions in other sectors of the economy including nutrition water housing transportation energy employment pollution (in both industry and agriculture) transportation etc We have made considerable progress towards health-related Millennium Development Goals over the past decade but are woefully behind (in terms of health indicators and public spending on healthcare) compared to some neighbouring countries and those at a similar stage of economic development Such a perspective is important while designing effective policies and programmatic interventions in public health Election manifestos mean nothing unless there is an underlying perspective of health “What must governments do” in programmatic terms should (and will) flow only from such broad underlying perspectives So what must political parties commit themselves to One they must address sub-regional inequity in health status and access to healthcare Irrespective of the state from where an MP is elected she must dedicate limited resources to reduce intra-state and -district inequities in access to public healthcare facilities There is evidence to show that inequity exerts perhaps the most detrimental influence on the overall health of a population Even economically advanced states and districts exhibit an unacceptable level of variation in health and the presence of public healthcare facilities Two they must spend scarce resources more “effectively” This means as in many countries substantial resources (at least 35 per cent of the state budget for health and family welfare) should be allocated for primary healthcare services beefing up primary health centres (PHCs) and health sub-centres (HSCs) and taluk-level facilities While there is a definite case to double or triple budget allocations we need to begin with only a modest increase The government must ensure this is done Politically every government says so but it must be shown in practice A cursory glance at the budgets of various states and the Centre will show how slow their response has been in the past Three double the presence of field functionaries at sub-centres at the earliest No state is yet to fulfil the norm of having two multipurpose workers for every sub-centre as conceived in the early 1980s A large portion of HSCs are in a condemnable state and need immediate attention This alone will enhance the credibility of the public health system Four MPs must provide free-for-all “essential” drugs in government facilities It is a pity that most states are still struggling to effectively address this issue while we already have a highly replicable drug distribution system in place in some states as in Tamil Nadu The government should establish “pharmaceutical outlets” (as part of cooperative societies) Five devise “comprehensive” tertiary healthcare insurance schemes and make them accessible to both BPL and APL populations It is no use addressing only BPL populations particularly for higher secondary and tertiary care services as they financially affect most sections of society It is not impossible to attract the so-called better-off populations to government facilities The recently established NICUs (newborn intensive care units under NRHM) and ward-500 units established in Tamil Nadu are proving to be competitors to private facilities offering these services Six establish a PPP policy unit blessed by a legislative body There has been lip service across states (except for a few programmatic efforts) in building partnerships with private providers This requires a comprehensive approach and commitment to “enhancing access to essential care” The recent rhetoric of universal health coverage will remain a pipe dream until we mobilise all resources on a war footing to strengthen the public healthcare system which is often misunderstood to mean only “beefing up public facilities” Strengthening the public health system also means designing policies to let it function optimally We need two declarations from all political parties aspiring to be at the helm of affairs: an essential package of services that will be made free to every citizen of India; and that access to essential healthcare is a basic human right and that creating conditions to guarantee the highest attainable health status is the constitutional mandate of every government be it at the state or Centre The writer professor of economics at IIT Madras served as member mission steering group National Rural Health Mission For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News The boycotting by so many lawmakers could raise political heat on Netanyahu at home. Obama told Reuters on Monday. The ban was lifted only after he gave a written undertaking that he would not use “abusive or derogatory language”. The bill against communal violence should be brought back on the agenda of Parliament.Bengal.

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