Adopt Univer­sal Health­care

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Ac­cess to af­ford­able and qual­i­ta­tive health­care is elu­sive to most In­di­ans. Outof-pocket health spend­ing is a stark re­al­ity, and hence any reg­u­la­tory mea­sure to rein in prices of es­sen­tial medicines is wel­come. The de­ci­sion of the NPPA to cap prices of car­diac stents af­ter notic­ing un­eth­i­cal markups in the sup­ply chain is no doubt an ef­fec­tive step to pre­vent un­scrupu­lous profit-driven hos­pi­tals from tak­ing poor pa­tients for a ride. En­hanced level of pub­lic spend­ing on health to pro­vide univer­sal and qual­i­ta­tive health­care to all brooks no de­lay.

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