JSA-Maharashtra organised press conferences / press releases in various parts of the state to announce the NHRC JSA public hearings in the Western Region, to be organised in Mumbai on 6-7 January 2016. In Mumbai JSA organised a press conference, where along with JSA activists, some patients who have suffered serious negligence and denial in private hospitals also spoke. See coverage in Times of India, Indian Express, Economic Times, DNA and PTI.
The government of India announced the new National Health Policy 2017 after a draft was in circulation for over 18 months. The policy can be downloaded here and the situation analysis here. There have been several reactions to the new policy that have been contributed to by JSA members and associated friends which have been published in different media outlets. They are available here:
Claims made about higher allocation for health are often inflated and do not reflect the correct situation. See here a presentation on understanding Health Budgets, based on a recent discussion organised by JSA in Delhi.
Jan Swasthya Abhiyan, in association with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) conducted the Western Regional Public Hearing (covering Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Goa) in Mumbai on 6-7 January, 2016.