Covid pandemic has underscored the need for universal health coverage in India. What are the obstacles India faces in implementing universal health coverage? Suggest the measures to achieve it. 10 marks

Mentor’s comment- In the intro, briefly explain what is universal health coverage.  In the body, mention how pandemic has exposed inadequacies in our health infrastructure and need for UHC. In the next part mention the problems as mentioned in the articles.  Conclude by mentioning the need for UHC in India.