New Delhi: In a presentation to the 15th Finance Commission on Tuesday, the World Bank is learnt to have flagged “fault lines” in India’s health system that have been exposed due to Covid-19.While acknowledging the “significant progress” made in India’s health system over the years, the World Bank Group on Health, Nutrition and Population is said to have noted in its presentation that there were “large, persistent health gaps among states” and that Covid-19 had exposed those.The finance commission is consulting the World Bank ahead of deciding the allocation of funds for the health sector. Commission chairman NK Singh has already announced that a special chapter would for the first time be included in its report on health and that an increased fund allocation was in the offing.The bank’s presentation is learnt to have pointed to insufficient focus on core public health functions like disease surveillance, testing and contact … [Read more...] about Indian health care underfunded, delivery poor: World Bank Report
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A separate online platform (psychcare-nimhans.in) has also been set up for mental health support. Several webinars and videos including stress management, social stigma during the coronavirus pandemic, addressing psycho-social concerns of health care workers and dealing with issues of children and senior citizens, among others, are being uploaded regularly by NIMHANS and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on the ministry of health website. … [Read more...] about In India, the deepening of the mental health crisis | Opinion