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 of this week.

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Ruhi Kandhari

Ruhi writes on the impact of healthcare policies, trends in the healthcare sector and developments on the implementation of Electronic Health Records in India. She has an M. Sc. in Development Studies from the London School of Economics.

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