If healthcare scheme isn’t implemented, the govt will look foolish on global stage: KPMG’s Mark Britnell5 min read 12 Feb 2018, 07:43 PM IST
One most important thing to develop a universal health care is political will, we have that now in Prime Minister Narendra Modi, says Mark Britnell
New Delhi: The Union budget has announced a free healthcare insurance plan to cover half a billion people in India. Dr Mark Britnell, head of global health practice at consulting major KPMG, says the budget has sent a strong message that health is now in the spotlight. However, he says if the ambitious scheme is not delivered, the government will come under scrutiny globally and the government would be voted out. In an interview, Britnell spoke on the challenges of the healthcare system in India.
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