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The root problem does not lie with doctors or patients.
It's only partially promising.
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Quality of life vs. quantity of life.
Extensive and excellent research is usually published to dissect a policy after it is implemented instead of providing a sound basis to one. It is imperative that academics are made aware of these shortfalls so that they base their studies, report their evidence and steer their message in a manner that is useful for policymaking.
While all this ruthna and manana is going on, we have slowly become tolerant of issues that should actually bother us. Take healthcare for example. India is a home to 17.5% of the world's population. Unfortunately, we also account for a whopping 20% of all the global burden of disease. In spite of a continuing health crisis, in the 2015-16 budget the government allocated just Rs 33,150 crore -- about 4.2% of GDP -- for healthcare, of which only 1.2% is for public health spending.
It is now time to combine the powers of media on one hand and health activists/workers on the other. Lasting development of any society lies in its regarding health and education more important than any other political subject.