Moved by these issues of serious concern, the Voluntary Health Association of India facilitated the setting up of an Independent Commission on Health in India as a people's initiative under the Convenorship of Shri. Alok Mukhopadhyay, Chief Executive of VHAI, to assess the current health status and problems in health care delivery. Through analysis of existing data and in-depth studies, the Commission, consisting of distinguished persons from the health other development sectors, identified the maladies affecting the present health care system and developed clear recommendations for future actions. This was supplemented through a serious of public hearings in various parts of the country.
The Independent Commission has pledged to work with renewed vigour and ensure that health systems are throughout revamped to meet the expectations of the public as well as the challenges of the public health.