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This File was last Updated/Modified: November 03 2014 16:55:10.Working Group for the formulation of Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007).

Health Economics

Dated 10th January 2001


Secretary, Deptt. Of Health, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi -11 Chairman
Joint Secretary (Incharge of Insurance) Ministry of Finance Member
Secretary* Expenditure Ministry of Finance Member
Mrs. Sujatha Rao Jt. Secretary Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi. Member
Director, NSSO Sardar Patel Bhavan, New Delhi – 1 Member
Director National Council of Applied Economic Research Member
Secretary (Health) Government of Punjab Member
Secretary (Health) Government of Madhya Pradesh Member
Secretary (Health) Government of Kamataka Member
Sh. Rajeev Sadandan Secretary (Health) Kerala Member
Director* Centre for Development Studies Trivandrum Member
Director Vijaya Hospital Chennai Member
Director Ganga Ram Hospital New Delhi Member
President EMA New Delhi Member
Dr. N.H. Antia The Foundation for Research in Community Health 84 - A, R.G.Thadani Marg, Worli, Mumbai-400018 Member
Dr. Subramanian Cardiologist Apollo Hospital Chennai Member
Dr. Solomon Victor Cardiologist Chennai Member
Shri N. Rangachary Insurance Regulation and Development Authority, Ground Floor, Jeevan Bharti Building, Tower One, Cannaught Circus, New Delhi Member
Director Tamil Nadu Drug Services Corporation Ltd., Mamta Complex, Illrd Floor, No 13, Whites Road Roypetta Chennai-600014 Member
Prof. Of Health Economics IIM, Ahmedabad Member
Sh. Ashok Sahni Hon. Executive Director Indian Society for Health Administrators -104(15/17), Cambridge Road Cross Ulsoor Bangalore 8 Member
Dr. N.J Kurien Adviser (FR) Planning Commission Member
Dr. Prema Ramachandran Adviser (Health) Planning Commission. Member
Dr. Rohini Nayyar Adviser (RD) Planning Commission, Member
Dr. Pronob Sen Adviser (PPD) Planning Commission, Member
Mr. Vijay Singh JS(FA) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Nirman Bhawan New Delhi –110011 Member Secretary

(* In case Members cannot attend for unavoidable reasons, they may depute their Nominee)

Terms of reference :

  1. Review present position of financing at state, centre and individual levels progress and problems in Health. Keeping in view identified problems and constraints of existing system, make suggestions for improvement in quality and efficiency with reduction in the cost of health care in the Tenth Plan.
  2. Suggest management strategies for improvement in quality of service through application of total quality management concept for health care delivery - feasibility, suggested initiatives, process and impact assessment parameters for these initiatives during the Tenth Plan.
  3. To assess current disease burden and cost of ill health in the country and projected figures for 2007.
  4. Cost estimates for health care - public, NGO and private - Current and for Tenth Plan period.
  5. Alternative sources/strategies for health financing during the Tenth Plan to meet rising cost of health care.

The Chairman may form sub-groups and co-opt official or non-official members as needed.

The TA/DA of non-official members of the Committee will be paid by the Department of Health, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare as admissible under Govt. rules. The TA/DA of the official members would be paid by the respective Govt. Departments/Institutions to which they belong.

The Working Group may submit its report by 31st March, 2001.