Takshashila Discussion Document – Reimagining India’s Public Health Governance System

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India needs a new public health system, housed within the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to streamline functions, improve transparency in operations, and ensure better health outcomes.

This document proposes a governance architecture structured around essential public health functions to ensure there is no conflict of interest/overlapping functions. It will comprise an overarching inter-ministerial board which will be responsible for policy-making and separate departments for monitoring, research, communication, and programme implementation. A quality control and finance department will oversee all these functions and provide transparency to the system.