Now all Indians will have health insurances necessary for better health but Government is thinking in another way.For giving this formula in better & technical way Government of India had formed committee of Experts to see the viability of health insurance for all.That committee was headed by K Srinath Raddy.
The report of K Srinath Reddy Committee of Experts, appointed to suggest universal health insurance coverage for all Indians, may submit its report to Government by the end of this month, Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said here today.
At the same time, Mr Ahluwalia said the Planning Commission will ensure that the allocation of resources to the health sector would be "significantly" increased in the 12th Plan.
During the 11th Plan, the public expenditure on health was 1 per cent of GDP which is proposed to be in the range of 2 to 3 per cent in the 12th Plan.
Under the proposed universal health insurance scheme, the premium may be linked to income levels of the beneficiaries, although the government may pay the entire premium for those below the poverty line.
The scheme may encompass treatment at listed hospitals, apart from hospitalisation expenses.
Addressing the 'FICCI HEAL 2011' conference, Mr Ahluwalia said that the Planning Commission expects the chamber to give its feedback and comments on the Srinath Reddy Committee's report before the end of November to enable the planners to firm up their views for inclusion in the 12th Plan (2012-17) document.
He said an alarming finding of the Census 2011 study conducted by the Registrar General’'s office was the acute shortage of medical personnel.
Worse, the qualifications of 50 per cent of doctors recorded in the Census documents shows that they do not have a degree beyond the secondary level, he said.
Mr Ahluwalia called for taking up workable public private partnership schemes as such partnership was a cost-effective way for treatment in private hospitals.
Earlier, he released FICCI's Knowledge Paper on the healthcare sector and also gave away awards for a poster competition on the theme 'Innovations in Healthcare'.