Though it can’t be quantified, poor health affects economic outcomes: Stefan Kapferer
Kapferer speaks about the solutions that can work in India and the immediate steps that could improve healthcare here
New Delhi: India’s healthcare system is arguably one of the worst compared with other middle-income countries and public spending as percentage of gross domestic product is relatively low. A recent paper by health journal Lancet shows India has a weak primary healthcare system, human resources are not optimally utilized and the sector largely remains unregulated. Drawing from his experience working in the field of healthcare across the world, Stefan Kapferer, deputy secretary-general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a club of rich nations, spoke about the solutions that can work in India and the immediate steps that could improve the system here. Edited excerpts from an interview:
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