Private health sector in India

BMJ 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?

  1. Amitava Bose, hospital consultant, facility and equipment planning (bose.amitava@gmail.com)
  1. 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 …

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