We The People: India's Healthcare: What's The Cure?

PUBLISHED ON: December 3, 2017 | Duration: 49 min, 50 sec

   
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A bill of Rs 16 lakh for dengue treatment in a case where the 7 -year-old patient eventually succumbed to the illness; a living newborn declared dead - cases of alleged wrongdoing or negligence at the hands of private hospitals in the last fortnight have again called into question the efficiency of India's healthcare system. On this episode of We The People, we ask: is it time the government increased public expenditure on healthcare, which, currently is much below the global average? Is public-private partnership the panacea that Indian healthcare has been waiting for? Between inadequate public healthcare and unaffordable private healthcare, where is the average citizen to go for health issues?
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