Indian Health System is underperforming relative to most global benchmarks and even compared to local neighbours. This underperformance is both on intermediate indicators such as the efficiency of resource use, quality of services, and access to them as well as outcome indicators such as health outcomes, responsiveness, financial protection, and equity. For improving the Indian health System multilevel actions are needed, which includes health financing.
Dvara Research through this new workstream tries to layout pathways to enhance health financing in India to achieve universal healthcare. The below infographic illustrates the journey envisioned by us towards universal healthcare.
Over the course of four sessions, distinguished panellists will take up some of the most pressing questions about the financing of healthcare, and suggest pathways and proposals for reforming healthcare in India that are rooted in our context and institutional abilities.
Recommended reading: Status of Health Systems in India at National and Subnational Levels – Hasna Ashraf & Nachiket Mor
Recommended reading: Commercial Health Insurance in India – Status and Challenges – by Sowmini Prasad & Indradeep Ghosh
Even though ESI is a great scheme on paper, there are significant problems with its implementation and therefore its effectiveness. In this webinar, our panellists will offer their thoughts on the current state of ESI and what needs to change in order for the scheme to truly deliver on its promise. A key focus of the webinar will be to bring forward and explore the beneficiary’s perspective on ESI – a perspective that is often missing in the public discourse on ESI.
Recommended reading: Employee State Insurance Scheme – Performance and Potential Pathways for Reform – by Sowmini Prasad & Indradeep Ghosh
Date and panel of the session to be announced shortly.