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(Part 1) 22nd July 2018- Daily News Analysis
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(Part 1) 22nd July 2018- Daily News Analysis

Shobhit Pratap singh
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  1. Learn Through Images Sudeg Daily News Analysis- 220 Tuly 2018 Daily News Analysis- 2uly 2018 Shobhit Pratap Singh https:/unacademy.com/user/shobhit pratap singh unacade O Shobhit Pratap Singh


  2. What we will cover today? 1. Live Mint: Why private hospitals should join AB-NHPM 2. The Hindu: India to expand polar research to Arctic as well Shobhit Pratap Singh


  3. Live Mint: Why private hospitals should join AB-NHPMM Relevancy: GS2- Governance Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources Prelims: Not Much Mains: Under AB-NHPM, concerns raised by Private Hospitals over Pricing of healthcare services are obvious. But they can be sorted out. The newscard gives a brief over the solutions to this problem The Nation takes a Decisive Step towards Universal Health Coverage with Ayushman Bharat 1.5 Lakh Sub Centres & Primary Health Centres Launch by Narendra Modi 14" April, 2018 Chhattisgarh Shobhit Pratap Singh


  4. Live Mint: Why private hospitals should join AB-NHPM Context .AB-NHPM aims to provide a benefit cover of 25 lakh for more than 1,300 specified and .It intends that within the next decade, the unacceptably high levels of out-of-pocket other unspecified medical and surgical procedures to more than 100 million families. expenditures that poor households across the country currently incur in seeking healthcare especially secondary and tertiary-level care-will fade away. Issue over Pricing-Model .Some healthcare provider networks have raised concerns about the viability of the pricing model. Some private sector healthcare providers have shown reluctance in seeking empanelment under the initiative, saying the rates for treatment packages are too cheaper. O Shobhit Pratap Singh


  5. Live Mint: Why private hospitals should join AB-NHPM Treatment Rates- NOT the elephant in the room * Setting treatment rates at the national level is not an easy task, especially when it is being done for the first time in the world. There is, admittedly, a dearth of national-level comprehensive costing studies; that will be one of the core research areas AB-NHPM will be looking into continuously. . .Nonetheless, the current rates have been determined following a rigorous process. States examples are promising . There are large schemes running successfully in states such as Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Karnataka which can be a rich source of information for the mission. These schemes have no dearth of empanelled hospitals which are providing healthcare services at the rates so provisioned. Recognizing the large variations in cost structures across the country, AB-NHPM gives states the flexibility to increase or decrease rates, depending on their contexts. . By definition, these rates are median rates, and will need to be adjusted at the state level. Shobhit Pratap Singh


  6. Live Mint: Why private hospitals should join AB-NHPM AB-NHPM mandates to timely refine its approach . The mission will continue to undertake costing studies and actuarial analysis besides periodically revisiting costing principles to reflect annual fluctuations in productivity and unit costs The viewpoints of hospitals about the rates have been taken into consideration during the current costing exercise. Hospitals' views will continue to be sought as the scheme evolves. AB-NHPM plans to move on to more sophisticated provider payment mechanisms, including variants of diagnosis-related group (DRG) models, which can assuage such concerns It seeks to provide quality health services to all beneficiaries and, therefore, would urge all quality hospitals to participate in the process. Shobhit Pratap Singh


  7. Live Mint: Why private hospitals should join AB-NHPM Hospitals should carefully consider the following issues (A)The hospitals should understand that the nationally prescribed rates are not intended ' They seek to ensure that excess capacities are utilized, leading to greater efficiency in .This efficiency is not just in terms of empty beds but also more efficient hospital to cover the cost of capital and infrastructure in the short run but the marginal cost service utilization of hospitals administration, optimum utilization of professionals and easier process flows for the patients with quicker turnaround times. (B) Hospitals, especially the big ones, have a responsibility .They should not expect to strengthen their balance-sheets based on services to the bottom 40% people of the country .Universal health coverage is based on a social contract, where the rich need to pay for the poor, the healthy for the sick and the young for the elderly. Large and expensive hospitals need to do their bit as well. Shobhit Pratap Singh


  8. Live Mint: Why private hospitals should join AB-NHPM (C) AB-NHPM wants a partnership with all quality hospitals so that the evolution of the scheme benefits from diverse inputs. This partnership will be a win-win situation. The mission will benefit from the private sector capacity to provide services to large numbers. . At the same time, this provides the private sector an opportunity for shaping the most ambitious healthcare scheme in the world Wav Forward Healthcare is a matter of utmost concern of time. AB-NHPM seeks to address this concern in a stipulated time Private Hospitals can play a leading role and their reluctances over pricing are essentially considered by the government. I is often said that the foot soldiers in a revolution are unaware of their role in historic change. Same implies to the participation of these private players here. . The evolutionary nature of the scheme provides ground for its immediate implementation so that the beneficiaries get affordable healthcare at their earliest. Shobhit Pratap Singh


  9. The Hindu: India to expand polar research to Arctic as well Relevancy: GS3- Infrastructure : Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways Etc. Prelims: IndARC, Indian mission on poles Mains: Measures undertaken to harness hydrocarbon resources from the poles. Shifting focus to Arctic .Three decades after its first mission to Antarctica, the government is refocusing priorities to the Arctic because of opportunities and challenges posed by climate change. It has renamed the National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR)- since 1998, as the National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research. It's also in talks with Canada and Russia, key countries with presence in the Arctic Circle, to establish new observation systems, according to a source. Presently India only has one Arctic observation station near Norway. Shobhit Pratap Singh


  10. The Hindu: India to expand polar research to Arctic as well Hunt for Hydrocarbons Climate change was a decisive factor in India re-thinking priorities. Sea ice at the Arctic has been melting rapidly- the fastest in this century. .That means several spots, rich in hydrocarbon reserves, will be more accessible through the year via alternative shipping routes. India and the Arctic India is already an observer at the Arctic Council -a forum of countries that decides on managing the region's resources and popular livelihood. India in 2015 set up an underground observatory, called IndARC, at the Kongsfjorden Fjord, half way between Norway and the North Pole. Shobhit Pratap Singh


  11. The Hindu: India to expand polar research to Arctic as well Indian mission on Antarctic Himadri Station is India's first Arctic research station located at Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway. It is located at the International Arctic Research base, Ny-Alesund It was inaugurated on the 1st of July, 2008 by the Minister of Earth Sciences. It is followed by IndARC The United States Geological Survey estimates that 22% of the world's oil and natural gas could be located beneath the Arctic. ONGC Videsh has signed joint-venture with Russia for oil exploratiorn there. . Shobhit Pratap Singh