India’s Healthcare in a Globalised World: Healthcare Workers’ and Patients’ Views of Delhi’s Public Health Services
In India, indeed around the world, governments are increasingly abdicating their responsibilities towards their peoples and cutting back on basic services that citizens should be entitled to from their governments. Health, education, sanitation, water, and electricity are becoming profit making ventures rather than government services.
The healthcare industry is the world’s largest industry with global revenues of an estimated 2.8 trillion USD. India is expected to become a major player due to its high population, cheap labour, and skilled workforce. Yet, with India’s insignificant coverage of social health insurance coupled with declining public expenditure and growing corporatization, household healthcare spending has skyrocketed over the years. India is notorious as a developing economy where household out-of-pocket spending is extremely high. Two of the main reasons for untreated ailments are lack of facilities and the runaway cost of private health care.Details