The Right to Free and Compulsory Care Health Care facilities should be framed on the line of the Right to Education so the the planning and development agencies pay due regards to the health sector. Increased public spending cannot be the only measure to tackle the issue of Universal Health Coverage(UHC).
At the local level there must be health training and awareness campaign on the line of Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA). This will partially compensate the lack of sufficient health staffs in the public health care units like Primary Health Centre, Referral Hospitals, District Hospitals etc.
A participatory approach must be adopted to fulfill the requirement of the UHC. The local bodies in association with Non-Government Organisations (NGO) and Community Based Organisations (CBO) can take up the preventive measures to control the health related issues and factors. The Corporate Social Responsibility of Corporate Sector will add to the efforts of the government at large.
Shashikant Nishant Sharmaa