NEW DELHI: NITI Aayog on Tuesday released a comprehensive study on the non-profit hospital model in the country, a step towards addressing the lack of accurate information associated with such institutions and helping in sound policy making in the sector. is. The non-profit hospital sector provides not only curative, but also preventive healthcare. It links healthcare to social reform, community engagement and education. It harnesses government resources and grants to provide affordable healthcare to people without worrying about profit. However, even all these years, this area has not been studied properly.

The study provides insight into the operating model of non-profit hospitals. It presents research-based findings on hospitals categorized under ownership and service and then compares them with private hospitals and central government health schemes.

The study discusses in detail the cost-control strategies implemented by non-profit hospitals. It seeks to understand the challenges that burden the operations of these institutions and hinder their development.

The report proposes short-term and long-term policy interventions, such as developing a benchmark to identify these hospitals, ranking them through performance indices, and promoting top hospitals to do philanthropy.

It also emphasizes the need to harness the expertise of these hospitals in managing human resources in remote areas with limited finances.

NITI Aayog Member (Health) Dr. VK. Paul said, there has been relatively little investment in the expansion of the health sector in the private sector. The incentive announced yesterday gives us an opportunity to change this situation. The Non-Profit Sector Report is a small step in this direction.

NITI Aayog member Dr. Paul released this report in the presence of NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, Additional Secretary Dr. Rakesh Sarwal and representatives of hospitals across the country participating in the study.

NITI Aayog has been undertaking extensive studies of the private sector healthcare-delivery landscape in the country, where sufficient information is available about for-profit healthcare providers and institutions, to seek reliable and systematic information on non-profit healthcare providers and institutions. Kami, who is known for his tireless service in making quality healthcare accessible and affordable to all.

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