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Robust Urban Healthcare Delivery Mechanism Need Of The Hour I A Kundan Image Credit: eHEALTH
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Robust Urban Healthcare Delivery Mechanism Need Of The Hour: I A Kundan

An inclusive healthcare delivery system should be in place to cater to the people of all strata with accessible, affordable and cost efficient medical facilities, said I A Kundan, Secretary, Women & Child Development, Govt of Maharashtra & the then Additional Commissioner, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai(MCGM), while delivering a speech at Urban Healthcare Summit, Mumbai recently.

“There are various aspects which determine the delivery of urban healthcare. While looking into the service delivery system of any corporations, we need to take into consideration various factors. We need to check whether the service delivery is inclusive, or it is including all the beneficiaries in a fair and justifiable manner, or there are some beneficiaries who are not getting included in the system,” she said.

Kundan highlighted various aspects which could determine the outcome of an ideal healthcare delivery system.

HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYSTEM MUST ADDRESS OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENDITURE

An important aspect of a healthcare delivery mechanism is whether it is able to provide all the services related to diagnostics or therapeutics to people of the area and whether it is inclusive or not. Insurance that was expected to reach lower rung of the society whether it has percolated down or not.?

The third aspect is whether the latest interventions are anyway affecting out-of-pocket expenditure of the people. Whether we are coming up with a system which will help us to reduce out-of-pocket expenditure?

BOTH URBAN AND RURAL HEALTHCARE NEED TO BE STRENGTHENED

If we understand the demography of Mumbai, the largest proportion of its population is of slum dwellers, who don’t have access to medical facilities. It’s a misnomer that in a city accessibility to healthcare is better than rural areas.


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