Recognizing the urgent need to improve the performance of health care system in the country the Central government recently released the Draft National Health Policy 2015 document. It is now in the public domain seeking comments from various stakeholders. The document starts with the acceptance of the fact that though India has achieved remarkable strides in economic development the progress in the health sector is not satisfactory. The existing health system is dysfunctional in many respects. Quality health care is available only to the elitist class. Widespread inequities in access are a problem haunting us since long. Sustainability, efficiency and affordability are also the challenges being faced by the health system. It is in this context that the government proposes to make health a fundamental right.

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