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With tweaks, Rajasthan’s health law can be a model
06/04/2023 10:50 PM | Click to read full article
In a country where an inadequate healthcare system imposes catastrophic costs on the people, the newly-enacted Right to Healthcare Act (RHA), 2022 in Rajasthan is a major development. After initial protests over the law, the State government has arrived at a consensus with the agitating doctors. There are lacunae in the law; nevertheless, the significance of RHA should be seen in the national context where Out of Pocket Expenditure (OOPE) is as high as 48.2 per cent of the total health spend.