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Health  is a critical  sector  for  achieving  overall equitable  human  development  in  the country ,In the Indian setup the idea of Public Private Partnership can bridge  the  investment  deficit  and  improve  the  efficiency  and  outreach  of  service  delivery. Explain.

Topic:  Government Budgeting. Investment models.

1. Health  is a critical  sector  for  achieving  overall equitable  human  development  in  the country ,In the Indian setup the idea of Public Private Partnership can bridge  the  investment  deficit  and  improve  the  efficiency  and  outreach  of  service  delivery. Explain. (250 words)

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Why this question:

To address shortage of qualifies doctors and bridge gap in medical education, the Niti Aayog has come out with the public-private partnership model to link new or existing private medical colleges with functional district hospital to augment medical seats.

Key demand of the question:

Discuss the significance of PPP in health sector to the case of Indian scenario.

Directive:

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Define what PPP is. Then explain the context of the question.

Body:

Highlight the fact that India has a dire shortage of qualified doctors. It is practically not possible for the Central/state government to bridge the gaps in the medical education with their limited resources and finances.

Discuss the issues prevalent in Indian health sector.

Explain in what way PPP model can address the issue.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.