Unhealthy practices

Unhealthy practices

A growth in hospital services over the last few years has also seen a growth in corruption faced by households, particularly those in rural areas. Even though the percentage of households that used or interacted with hospital services fell to 46% in 2010 from 60% in 2005, as many as 79% of the respondents felt that the level of corruption has either increased or remained the same, according to the CMS India Corruption Study 2010 report. This is the last in a five-part series.

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