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High Level Group on Health Sector Constituted, Check out Details

High Level Group on Health Sector Constituted, Check out Details

New Delhi: Based on the directions of the 15th Finance Commission, the Commission Secretary, Arvind Mehta announced the constitution of a High Level group Of Heath Sector. The high level group, which contains eminent medical practitioners from across the country, is constituted to provide valuable advice, guidance and support to the commission in analysing the current health regulatory framework and suggest ways and means to optimise the finances allocated to the sector

The Commission will have Dr Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS as the convenor and and will consist of the members:

  • Dr Devi Shetty, Chairman Narayana Heath City, Bangalore
  • Dr Deelip Govind Mhaisekar, Vice Chanceelor, Maharashtra University of Health Science, Pune;
  • Dr Naresh Trehan, Medanta City, Gurgaon;
  • Dr Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS, New Delhi (Convenor)
  • Dr Bhabatosh Biswas, Prof & HOD of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, R.G. Kar Medical College, Kolkatta; and
  • Dr K Srinath Reddy, President of Public Health Foundation of India.

As per the office memorandum announcing the constitution, the role and the function of the High Level Group of Health Sector will consist of the following:

  • To evaluate the existing regulatory frame work in the heath sector and examine its strength and weakness for enabling a balanced yet faster expansion of the heath sector keeping in view India’s   Demographic Profile;
  • To suggest ways and means to optimize the use of existing financial resources and to incetivise the State Governments effort on fulfillment of well-defined health parameters, in India; and
  • To holistically examine best international practices for the health sector and seek to benchmark our framework to these practices for optimizing benefits keeping in mind our local issues.


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    Dinesh Agarwal May 28, 2018, 4:34 pm

    Terms of reference are not clear. Finance commissions concerns with public finances only. Having all clinicians does not help much as they would be clueless about challenges and barriers in public health delivery systems. let Finance commission provide one time assistance to address infrastructure gaps in public health systems, which are huge. Regulations in health sector is very vague- is this only about hospitals? What about diagnostics/Pharma??

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    Dr.George Thomas May 27, 2018, 9:11 am

    The inclusion of Devi Shetty and Naresh Trehan who have large interests in private medical care and who are interested in making big money out of medical care, is disheartening. I hope the other members are able to keep the commission on track.

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    NEERJA VARSHNEY May 25, 2018, 10:03 pm

    How will they know constraints of working at primary and secondary level hospitals, where doctors don\’t have proper infrastructure and human resources .

  4. Some of them are not in normal health themselves . Therefore they can not do it . All are imported spoons .

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    Dr. Abhishek Anand May 25, 2018, 12:20 pm

    These people have never worked in rural india, so how they will understand the problems of doctors and public, and give advice, guidance and support to the commission. This is only to make every body fool.