Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director general of World Health Organisation (WHO) has praised India for its National Health Protection Scheme and Ayushman Bharat initiative. They said that these two initiatives have the potential to transform hundreds of Indian lives.
"The new National Health Protection Scheme has the potential not only to improve health but to help lift people out of poverty," said Ghebreyesus at an official gathering of health officials and experts at the NITI Aayog.
"The reforms which India is embarking on are bold, and they must be." He, however, also said the government should tread with proper caution, learning with international experience but using home-grown solutions.
By Pointing out how private sector plays an important role in India's healthcare system, where more than 70% people are seeking care at private facilities, he said.
"Regulation is important to ensure profits do not come before people." "With the right safeguards, private providers will be crucial partners on the road to universal health coverage," Ghebreyesus said.