What should be the public perception about healthcare?
What's your view of the current healthcare system in India? What are its good aspects and its downside? Should the Government step in and take control of certain or all aspects of healthcare? So many aspects to discuss!
We have various service sectors that we depend on for our day to day lives. The administration and these sectors are inter-dependent. How we view each sector and the public perception is crucial not only for the success but also to the issues related to these sectors. I say this because the image of a department or a sector can mitigate or escalate the complaints or mistrust.
Indian Healthcare has grown rapidly especially the private sector. Unfortunately, so has the spiraling costs. At present, people have to spend a huge amount of their monthly salaries or even dip into their savings to foot the bills.
On one hand, we, the people want to and still believe that healthcare deals with human lives and should be noble, low/no profit kind of service sector. It should be free of corruption, free of mistakes, very transparent, etc. On the other hand, these hospitals are run by corporate houses and even the smaller hospitals exist and are run as a business model by MBA experts and non-medical personnel in many places. Here, healthcare is also a business venture, wherein profits have to be made and hence the issues that plague all other services sectors creep into the healthcare system.
How do you view our healthcare and how do you justify your views? I personally fee this is very important because at present the trust of people in the healthcare sector has eroded a lot giving way to mistrust, suspicion, complaints, and violence.