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Increasing the government expenditure on health is definitely the need of the hour but it must not just be centered on dealing with pandemic. Analyse.

Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources

3. Increasing the government expenditure on health is definitely the need of the hour but it must not just be centered on dealing with pandemic. Analyse. (250 words)

Reference: Business Statndard

Why the question:

With budget not far away, the government is consulting key stakeholders for input and health experts have given them suggestion to improve health sector. The article captures that.

Key Demand of the question:

To suggest holistic solutions rap to improve health sector in India.

Directive:

Analyze –

When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start by painting a picture of the health sector in India. You can include facts from recently released NFHS-5.

Body:

Mention in detail the shortcomings of the Indian health sector. Make a detailed analysis supported by facts and figures. Then mention how covid-19 has exposed the frailties of India health system.

Next make a case for a long term approach in improving health sector and not just Band-Aid approach because of the pandemic and upcoming vaccination drive.

Suggest measures on the lines such as universal insurance, upskilling of doctors and nurses, research activities and strengthening of overall health infrastructure etc.

Conclusion:

Finish the answer by surmising that with proper planning and allocation we could turn this crisis in to an opportunity.