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India’s population has witnessed significant improvements in health over the past two decades. These improvements have been accompanied by a major shift in India’s disease burden from predominantly Communicable Diseases to an increased burden of NCDs. Addressing these rapid shifts requires a fit-for-purpose health system to move towards Universal Health Coverage. This article emphasizes that achieving these goals requires the alignment of various components of the Government of India's new schemes. This can also be seen in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic which demands close coordination across community, primary and tertiary levels of care. This article argues that the long-term success of this reform requires, in particular, greater alignment of service delivery, provider payment mechanisms and information systems. It is a useful article for implementers. Click here to read the article.