Essential Health Package for India: Approach and Costing

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Indrani Gupta

University of Delhi - Institute of Economic Growth (IEG)

Samik Chowdhury

Institute of Economic Growth; Institute of Economic Growth

Nilanjan Patra

Jawaharlal Nehru University - Centre for Economic Studies and Planning

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

This work analyses the disease burden and health systems indicators for states, and for the country as a whole, to understand how India might implement an Essential Health Package (EHP) under the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) programme. The analysis indicates much disparity among states, and suggests that they will need flexibility in terms of contents and mix of services as well as operational design in their EHP; one standard, countrywide EHP will not help. The operational part will depend on the availability of health infrastructure and personnel on the one hand and on the ability to raise resources for health on the other.

Keywords: universal health coverage, essential health package, india, finance commission

JEL Classification: H51, H72, I13

Suggested Citation

Gupta, Indrani and Chowdhury, Samik and Chowdhury, Samik and Patra, Nilanjan, Essential Health Package for India: Approach and Costing (2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2858723 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2858723

Indrani Gupta

University of Delhi - Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) ( email )

Delhi, 110007
India

Samik Chowdhury (Contact Author)

Institute of Economic Growth ( email )

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University of Delhi (North Campus)
Delhi, Delhi 110007
India

Institute of Economic Growth ( email )

Delhi, 110007
India

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Nilanjan Patra

Jawaharlal Nehru University - Centre for Economic Studies and Planning ( email )

JNU Campus
New Delhi, Delhi 110067
India

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