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Chhattisgarh’s proposal to outsource diagnostic services draws criticism

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 04 February 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f691
  1. Meera Kay
  1. 1Bangalore

Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA), the Indian arm of the global People’s Health Movement, which works to establish equitable healthcare and development, has criticised the Chhattisgarh government for outsourcing diagnostic services in public health facilities.

“Healthcare is a fundamental right. Allowing the involvement of the for-profit private sector into an area considered a fundamental human right will only increase inequity,” said Rakhal Gaitonde of JSA.

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