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Category: RSBY

Bring Transparency to an Intentionally Opaque Market

I had the pleasure of working with Anil Swarup at RSBY in India. He assembles the best possible team recruiting teams that consist of not just all the stakeholders but also people that believe in the project and then helps everyone prove the adage that the whole is greater then the sum of the parts.…

Govt to pay 50% premium for auto & taxi drivers under RSBY

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Year in and year out RSBY is marching up the hill, or pyramid. Now that RSBY is being extend to people in the next quintile, it is time to move up to IT workers. The real question is when will the world accept that you have to have a balance between supply side and demand…

Coming soon: RSBY for all in India

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It is great to see that the new Health Minister Harsh Vardhan is starting to be an advocate of RSBY. RSBY currently covers 37 million families within India with a fully portable, biometric linked health insurance smart card that covers up to a family of 5 with hospitalization coverage and so much more. The program…

La couverture universelle santé, une bonne idée mais son application est compliquée

Nice article in France about RSBY. The right to health for all and particularly in developing countries is certainly a noble idea, but how to apply it? The NGO Oxfam , CSU implies that everyone has the same financial protection and access to the same set of quality health services, whatever their employment status and ability to pay. But it can not be a…

NRHM to create awareness on RSBY for Assam

It is great to see the partnership between NRHM and RSBY growing. With limited resources and a need to do more with less it is important to work together. I hope that working together to build IEC capacity in Assam is the beginning of a better integrated health delivery system throughout India. An NRHM official…

Smartphone-based kit makes eye tests cheap and portable

A smartphone app to diagnose cataracts and other eye-related problems in people in developing countries is undergoing testing. The Portable Eye Examination Kit or Peek includes an app-based diagnosis tool and clip-on hardware to examine cataracts and retina problems, the London School of Hygiene and Tropic Medicine says on its website. About 285 million people are visually impaired…

Innovation in the BRICS and homegrown models for rural healthcare

A great analysis of the innovation in health programs that are really disruptive to the status quo. In the midst of growing concerns around the state of rural healthcare, let’s not lose sight of innovative models and best practices, here in South Africa and across the BRICS group of countries. This is according to Dr Unati Nemuhuyuni, head…

Heart Surgery in India for $1,583 Costs $106,385 in U.S.

Living through many aspects of the Indian health system from helping develop parts of RSBY, the largest health insurance system in the world, to the needs of my daughter, who has cochlear implants, I have seen first hand what the system is good and and what it is not. Indian in general is good at…

New lab a boon for coastal folk – The New Indian Express

A new lab in a coastal community normally should not make national news but what is important about this lab is what is driving the expansion of available services is Rashtriya Swathya Bima Yojana (RSBY). Going into its 6th year it is spawning entire new investment in health service both from the public and private…

How deep has the RSBY penetrated Nagaland

In Nagaland, the department to date, has covered all the 11 districts while enrolling a total of 1, 40, 802 beneficiaries or families state-wide. The total target enrolment is 3, 48, 895 families as on June 2013, according to the RSBY website. So far, 12 hospitals (11 private and 1 government) have been empanelled (enlisted)…

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