Report of the National Commission on Macroeconomics and Health

The report seeks to boldly address many critical issues confronting the health sector such as inequitable access to basic services resulting in welfare loss for the poor, the inefficiencies in the system resulting in waste and suboptimal utilization of existing resources, the poor quality and declining values, ethical norms etc. The absence of patient rights and citizens-entitlements to a basic package of health services — preventive, promotive and curative — has disturbed and provoked us to throw up some specific recommendations for the way forward.