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India faces an urgent need to fix its basic health concerns in the areas of communicable diseases, maternal and infant mortality. In addition, the nation faces the burden of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The panacea could be a three-dimensional talent funneling process, resulting in the availability of an adequate resource pool for healthcare and, finally, better health for the nation's populace. Let me term this the A2S System.
The draft National Health Policy 2015 lacks a federal approach and leaves much to be desired in terms of addressing regional imbalances. I will present an evidence-based prescription from the Northeast - which is relevant to every region in the country - to address the inadequacies of a centrally formulated, nationally imposed and regionally irrelevant policy formulation and implementation process.