Opinion: Innovation In Healthcare Can Help Rural India Meet Its Universal Health Coverage Goals

by Shyamal Santra

Jugunu, a man in his mid-thirties and a father of two girls sits anxiously on a ‘Charpai,’ outside his two-room house. He had spent three sleepless nights in the overcrowded compartment of a train to travel back home in a hurry. This panic was due to a health emergency being faced by his wife. She had consulted the local quack for a persistent issue and then visited the nearest Health and Wellness Centre, where the Community Health Officer suspected cervical cancer, and advised her to seek care at a higher facility.

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