Health in crisis

There are fears that curative health care will be left to the private sector, while the public system will handle preventive and low-quality care.
Mohan Rao /The Frontline/October 08, 2011
AN issue of The Lancet earlier this year highlighted some of the problems with public health in India, acknowledging that “it is in crisis”. The robust economic growth over the past 20 years has not translated into better health indices; indeed the decline of infant and child mortality rates has been far less than expected and maternal mortality rates have plateaued.

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