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Fifteenth Finance Commission constitutes high-level group to enable balanced expansion of health sector

New Delhi: The Fifteenth Finance Commission has constituted a high-level group consisting of eminent experts from across the country in Health Sector. Dr RandeepGuleria, Director, AIIMS, New Delhi will be its Convenor.

The role and functions of the High-Level Groupon Health Sector will be:

To evaluate the existing regulatory framework in the Health sector and examine its strength and weaknesses for enabling a balanced yet faster expansion of the health sector keeping in view India’s demographic profile;
To suggest ways and means optimize the use of existing financial resources and to incentivize the state governments’ effort on the fulfilment of well-defined health parameters in India; and
To holistically examine best international practices for the health sector and seek to benchmark our frameworks to these practices for optimizing benefits keeping in mind our local issues.
High-Level Group on Health Sector will have following Convenor and Members:

Dr RandeepGuleria, Director, AIIMS, New Delhi (Convenor);
Dr Devi Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Health City, Bengaluru;
Dr DeelipGovindMhaisekar, Vice Chancellor, Maharashtra University of Health Science, Pune;
Dr NareshTrehan, Medanta City, Gurgaon;
Dr BhabatoshBiswas, Prof & HOD of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, R.G.Kar Medical College, Kolkata; and
Prof. K. Srinath Reddy, President of Public Health Foundation of India

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