Inadequate regulations undermine India's health care

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 15 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:124
  1. Ganapati Mudur
  1. New Delhi

    The private sector dominates health care in India, but inadequate legislation and failure to enforce regulations are contributing to poor quality medical services, says a World Bank publication released in New Delhi last week.

    Eighty per cent of spending on health in India is from personal funds, but existing laws do not ensure that private medical services maintain even minimum standards, says the report.

    “Powerful medical lobbies have opposed government efforts …

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