The suggestion of the author is good but I don't see the government hospitals and educational institutes are merging with the private ones in the near future. First of all education and healthcare are the two noble professions throughout the world and in India, these two are the most lucrative businesses. The private medical practitioners, in many areas, are creating patients and admitting them to hospitals even when it is not required. Though there are government regulations, they are not strictly followed everywhere. When doctors of the government hospitals are not hesitating to practice in public, the apathy of those professionals towards adhering to the guidelines of the government is well understood.
On the other hand, students, in many cases are guided from childhood to become a money-making machine and rather than studying at home for sufficient time students are forced to go to different coaching institutes to score higher marks without finding out their area of interests.
A huge section of the population is poor and they are exploited by politicians through various means. If the government hospitals and educational institutes follow their duties and obligations properly then patients and students will not think of going to private places. Since this is not happening, private hospitals and educational institutes are mushrooming everywhere. While merging may help to reduce cost and reach out to more people, the existing situation can also be improved a lot if all government departments remain accountable to their works. For this to happen, a drastic change in our mindset is required.
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