Saturday, May 14, 2016


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 15 ,May  16  ,Healthcare needs to be affordable
Today, medical treatment costs are very high in India compared to the per capita income (‘Doctors break silence on rot in India’s medical sector’, Gulf News, May 9). Many corporate hospitals have links with pharmaceutical companies and are prescribing unwanted tests. They recommend surgeries, which have been appropriately mentioned by the two doctors. Despite this type of nexus, still, some doctors follows ethics and maintain the Hippocratic Oath and this should be remembered. Greediness and the need to amaze others with wealth are the main attributing factors for these types of actions. Will this nexus come down slowly and vanish? Health should be made affordable for all. The Indian government should monitor periodically and punish the people who are indulging in unethical practices.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

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