Medicine at a crossroad

There is no attempt to get the clinical perspective, details of the criticality of the case and the hospital’s opinion. However, various factors and perspectives need to be understood and addressed for an all-inclusive solution.
In the absence of proper inquiry such perceptions cater to regressive tendencies and populist pressures, paving the way for public and media bashing of doctors and hospitals. Debates over India’s current state of healthcare, both public and private, have gained momentum due to incidents that are grabbing eyeballs. With hospitals being placed under greater scrutiny there is a widespread tendency to demonise the private sector, by reducing the issue simply to the problem of “profiteering” vis-à-vis healthcare provisioning and financing. Full Story