Less than a third of Indians go to public hospitals for treatment4 min read 04 May 2020, 01:35 PM IST
Most Indians pay more to get treated in private clinics and hospitals rather than visit a public hospital, data from the last NSS health survey showed
As coronavirus cases spread across the country over the past few weeks, private hospitals began closing their doors to patients. This led to complaints from different quarters, including from several public officials. Bihar’s health secretary, for instance, took to twitter a few weeks ago to complain about the ‘complete withdrawal of the private health sector in the state’ health services have become unavailable in a state that depends largely on private medical providers, he lamented.
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