Un­healthy care

Down to Earth - - LETTERS -

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

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