This is regarding the article, "Government hospitals on sale" (1-15 August, 2017). Privatisation in education and health has made crucial services unaffordable to the common man. In a poor country such as Cuba, healthcare is protected under its Constitution as a fundamental human right. It reminds us that efficient healthcare can be made affordable and ensure primary care and prevention, which is unfortunately absent in India. The current model of healthcare is unsustainable and the plan to open more public hospitals and primary healthcare clinics merits consideration.
H N RAMAKRISHNA BENGALURU