The grim picture of backlog in India’s primary healthcare sector

Published in Business Standard | By Abhishek Waghmare | On March 24, 2018

The NITI Aayog is spearheading reforms in the health care sector by helping formulate the new insurance scheme and planning to use data analytics to monitor health outcomes.

But even a cursory look at infrastructure adequacy and human resource availability in primary health in India shows up a grim picture. With states in the Hindi belt still prone to nutritional diseases, as a recent report pointed out, primary health needs more focus — filling the basic requirement gap — in northern states.