Access to Medicines, Vaccines and Technology:
Access to Medicines, Vaccines and Technology: Price controls and price regulation, especially on essential drugs, should be enforced. The Essential Drugs List should be revised and expanded and rational use of drugs ensured. Public sector should be strengthened to protect the capacity of domestic drug and vaccines industry to meet national needs. Safeguards provided by Indian patents law and the TRIPS Agreement against the country’s ability to produce essential drugs should be protected. MoHFW should be empowered to strengthen the drug regulatory system.
.Human Resources for Health: Institutes of Family Welfare should be strengthened and Regional Faculty Development Centres should be selectively developed to enhance the availability of adequately trained faculty and facultysharing across institutions. District Health Knowledge Institutes, a dedicated training system for Community Health Workers, State Health Science Universities and a National Council for Human Resources in Health (NCHRH) should be established.