Health is now Political

NITI Aayog wrote the National Medical Commission bill to get its way, and how

It’s perhaps the first time a think tank has drafted a legislation in India. Aiming to increase the supply of doctors, it riled the doctors most. But, it appears, NITI Aayog may finally have its way

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A king may consider the advice of his councillors and the demands of his people but can do whatever he wants. It turns out, so can a group of ministers in a democracy. Everyone who presented their views to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health had one thing to say—the government’s mind is made up. And it looks like that it is in the favour of probably the most controversial legislation proposed by the Modi government—the National Medical Commision Bill.

The committee has been asked to submit its report soon, ideally by the end…

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