Commercialization of health care : Good or Bad ?

Background :-

  • Only 22 per cent of the health expenditure is public funded in India as compared to 44 per cent in the US, or 95 per cent in countries like Sweden or 75 per cent in all the market economies of the world taken together.

In Favor :-

  • Private hospitals spend vast amounts of money to buy necessary equipment.
  • Private hospitals keep their hospitals clean, and take more care of their patients.
  • Government itself can’t invest more money for hospitals. So, it’s better to give responsibility to private people.
  • Because of commercialization of health care number of doctors is increasing.

In Against :-

  • Private hospitals recommends tests and medicines unnecessarily, just for their profit.
  • Not everyone can afford treatment in private hospitals.
  • There are many cases of unnecessary surgeries in private hospitals.

Conclusion :-
           Government should improve the quality of treatment in government hospitals.

Afterwords :- What are your thoughts on this topic? Feel free to express your opinion in the comment section below.

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  1. Privatization should be welcomed as it gives rise to competition and increases the accountability of hospitals but their operations require monitoring. Proper inspection in their functioning should be done by independent bodies to check whether they are working only for profits. Their evaluation should be done by government on the basis of such reports. Also these private hospitals should regularly host campaigns of free health checkups for poor and middle class people. Such programs should be in cooperation with the Government.

  2. i think people wants commercialization in health care just because they feel government hospitals are not providing sufficient care to the patient and less cleanness. so, by looking into these facts i think the main problem is in IMPLEMENTATION of the rule in government sector. so,why are we running from our responsibilities. And private hospitals are costly just because they are spending money to buy new and advanced machines from OTHER countries. therefore if we start manufacturing these machines in INDIA itself then surely they charge less ,so that the common people can effort treatment their. SO, even if want COMMERCIALIZATION in health care first we need to take care of our responsibilities ,we are the second largest country therefore we need to manufacture these machines to make our TREATMENT cheaper.

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