On paper, public healthcare is free and subsidized for those who are below the so-called poverty line. The Indian public health sector encompasses 18% of total outpatient care and 44% of total inpatient care. Spends a little over 1% of GDP on public healthcare, one of the lowest levels in the world. Quality Govt-run hospitals are few and far between, primary care facilities are poor and private clinics are prohibitively expensive. Middle and upper class individuals are tactically forced to use public healthcare less than those with a lower standard of living.
Like in many states, Chhattisgarh also found that 95% of the insured who used private hospitals and 66% of the insured who went to government hospitals were still spending on treatment from their pockets. In govt hospitals, where treatment is supposed to be free, patients ended up buying consumables and medicines from private pharmacies because the hospitals deliberately do NOT stock supplies. Also, illegal payments had to be made sometimes to doctors and nurses.. saluting our world-famous desi jugaad way.
Despite employing so-called qualified Doctors from elite training shops, India’s private healthcare system is largely unregulated, run by business profiteers, opaque and often unscrupulous. It can also overcharge with impunity, leading to increasing conflict with patients. Many believe that private facilities are actively hostile towards the weak and do not allocate enough of the mandated cheap beds for them. Private hospitals, simply tell patients that they will not provide treatment at government mandated rates and shamelessly asks for payment.
New Pandemic Capital and Health Innovation: Hell with human rights, lets just use AI for developing a “Genetically Nationalist Vaccine” to biologically BOTify COVID R&D pigs – forcefully mass injecting doses to all bhakts and non-bhakts alike. Such controlled genocide threats for slavery are not at all nightmares or fictions in today’s digital world taken over by sucking cronies & co!
Who is opposing good medical science, but trusting capitalists is suicide! In extreme cases, remember a Goldman Sachs analyst told investors to AVOID investing in cures for diseases because there’s much more profit in treating symptoms while the people remain sick and blindly faithful towards big medicine + pharma syndicate. Capitalists always create and promote disasters as opportunity – its fundamental premise & modus operandi (Ask SWOT Ninja).