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5) Examine whether WHO’s essential diagnostic list would help India in better rolling out of its free diagnostic services. Discuss how diagnostic services help improve primary healthcare?(250 words)

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5) Examine whether WHO’s essential diagnostic list would help India in better rolling out of its free diagnostic services. Discuss how diagnostic services help improve primary healthcare?(250 words)

Hindustantimes

Why this question

The release of the first ever WHO’s Essential diagnostic list (EDL) will enable India to incorporate the learnings in its own efforts at rolling out free diagnostic service. Understanding what diagnostic service is, how is it related to primary healthcare are all issues that need discussion

Key demand of the question

Following points are to be emphasized on in your answer

  • What is essential diagnostic service
  • Contents of WHO’s first ever EDL
  • What are the aims and objectives of India’s attempts at rolling out free diagnostic service
  • How will EDL help the country implement it
  • The impact that EDL will have on improving primary healthcare

Directive word

Examine – When you are asked to examine, you have to probe deeper into the topic,  get into details, and find out the causes or implications if any .

Discuss – Here the impact of improvement in diagnostic services on the delivery of primary health care is to be explained