Editorial Simplified : 14th June

Editorial Simplified : 14th Day of June 2016

This Series of posts covers the essential Editorial from prominent newspapers. The Editorial from the newspapers are compiled by the Subject Teachers form the Academy and provided in notes format so that the aspirants does not waste their precious time in sifting through the newspapers. 

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Editorial : America’s new terror reality


The editorial delves into the recent mass shooting at a gay club in USA.

Important points

  • Global jihadist terror, lax gun control laws and pernicious homophobia seemed to have converged at the gay club leading to massive bloodshed.
  • This attack highlights the lax gun control laws in USA, which are influenced by the affluent National Rifle Association.
  • The meticulous targeting of gay club reveals the persistence of deep prejudices about the society.
  • The stand out dimension of the attack is the increasing menace of ‘lone-wolf’ attacks linked to Islamic State.


  • The US surveillance and security apparatus now would have to devise innovative ideas to deal with lone wolf strikes.
  • In the US it has become all to easy for unstable individuals to act out their beliefs, for guns are easily available.

Editorial : Public land and private treatment


The Delhi government recently asked five prominent private hospitals to deposit Rs 600 crore for failure to treat poor patients. The editorial studies the situation in context of the nation as a whole.

Important points

  • The Delhi governments order demanding 600 crore has drawn attention towards social obligation of health care providers in corporate sector.
  • Land in Delhi is allotted to private hospitals with the precondition of obligatory free service to poor.
  • The administration has now moved against the hospitals who failed to fulfill the obligation towards the poor.
  • The courts will have the final say on the dispute.

Broader context

  • The World Health Organisation had estimated that the government accounts for only one-third of India’s healthcare spend.
  • Given the low penetration of Health Insurance about 86% of expenditure on health comes out of people’s pockets.
  • This strengthens the case for private sector’s social obligation.
  • But still India does not have a national legislation making social obligation for private healthcare providers mandatory.

Concluding Remarks

Enforcing social obligation of private service providers must go hand in hand with other measures to achieve real goals of health policy: universal health coverage and protection for all sections against excessive out of the pocket medical expenditure.


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