World Mental Health Day: Implementing Mental Healthcare Act, 2017

By: Rishabh Shrivastava In 2017, India got one of the most progressive and landmark law – The Mental Healthcare Act (MHCA). It was for the first time that policymakers guaranteed a rights-based approach to mental health issues in the country. Not only this, for the first time, it very specifically provided for crucial rights of people with mental conditions like the right to information, right … Continue reading World Mental Health Day: Implementing Mental Healthcare Act, 2017

Healthcare in Public Sector

According to  National Family Health Survey 3 (NFHS -3) (2005-06), the  primary source  of health care for 69.5 percent households in urban areas and 62.5 percent households in rural areas was private  healthcare sector. However, recently completed NFHS-4 (2015-16) reveals that for around 52 percent households in urban areas and around 44 percent households in rural areas private sector is the main source of health … Continue reading Healthcare in Public Sector