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Submitted by K Bhatia on
Nachiket Mor and Trevor Lewis may care to consider that effective innovations in PPP or the broad coverage (75%) of health care by the private sector is not necessarily proof of the inevitability of private involvement in rural health care. Given the extent of poverty among Indian rural population, it is affordability of paid health care by those in most need that must be of primary consideration. The NRHM stands for the nation-state's owning up its responsibility towards the health care for all.Granted that accountability of the public health services is questionable at times but we tend to overlook the potential of the 'consumers' of public health care to oversee the care that they are provided. The NRHM has provided for this by way of the involvement of the panchayati bodies.This initiative must be strengthened.In sum, I agree, let seize the moment indeed.