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The private health sector and universal health coverage in India: an assessment in light of the right to health framework

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Health Administration, College of Public Health and Health, Informatics, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
  • 2The National Institute of Health and Family Welfare, Munirka, New Delhi-110067, India

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 10, Issue (1), Pages 28-31, January,14 (2021)


The overall goal of universal health coverage (UHC) is to guarantee that every person receives the healthcare services as per his/her need without facing any financial barrier. The achievement of this goal depends upon the legal and regulatory environment to realize the human right to health. In this context, this paper examines the involvement of Indias private health sector in achieving the goal of UHC in light of the right to health framed by international law. The paper also addresses various consequences of growth of private health sector in the light of weak legal and regulatory environment, which might adversely affect achievement of UHC.


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