The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has suggested making health a fundamental right, similar to education. This key proposal in the draft National Health Policy, 2015, suggests making denial of health an offence. Thirteen years after the previous health policy, the draft, now in the public domain for stakeholders’ suggestions and comments, has addressed the issues of universal health coverage, reducing maternal mortality and infant mortality, access to free drugs and diagnostics, and changes in laws to make them more relevant.

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