Private health sector in IndiaBMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7528.1338-c (Published 01 December 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1338
Is private health care at the cost of public health care?
- Amitava Bose, hospital consultant, facility and equipment planning (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 22 H Block, New Alipore, Kolkata 700053, India
EDITOR—Sengupta and Nundy's editorial makes good reading, but I do not see any connection between the burgeoning private healthcare sector in India and the abysmal condition of the government healthcare system.1
To say that private healthcare is growing at the cost of public health care is unfair. While public spending on health care has been dropping, during the first …