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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 6-12

One Nation One Healthcare system: Esoteric idea or essential act?

1 Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Ministry of Ayush, Government of India, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Bhushan Patwardhan
Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jras.jras_170_22

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The importance of the pluralistic healthcare approach and evidence-based integration of medical systems is well recognized in various reports and policies. There is a need to bring synergy in the context of public health, medical and health education, research, clinical practice, and health administration. There is a growing consensus in favor of transforming the pathy-centric fragmented healthcare system to a people-centric integrative healthcare system in a stepwise manner near future. One Health concept is more about zoonotic and environmental considerations. We propose a One Nation One Healthcare (ONOH) system concept that tries to build on the idea that One Health prioritizes people’s basic healthcare needs and brings the best from scientific experimental research and traditional experiential practices as consolidated evidence-based medicine. ONOH does not mean mixopathy or monopoly of any one system. Whether this is a utopian esoteric idea or an essential act in the best interest of people and nation for moving toward universal health coverage requires a serious dialog and action.

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