Why Indian healthcare system needs to increase its efficiency

Recently I was greatly distressed to read the experiences of Dr Bhagwan D Aggarwal with the state of scientific research in the country. Dr Aggarwal is a scientist who had worked with University of Pennsylvania in the past and had come back to India to participate in the scientific progress of the country. After 5 years of bitter experiences he left India, to go back to the US. Though one may feel bad for the scientist and his obvious frustration at our system is evident, it made me wonder if our healthcare system is different from the world described by Dr Aggarwal

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India ranks 154th on health index published by Lancet

India continues to fare poorly on most health parameters. Not surprisingly it was ranked 154th among 195 countries by medical publication Lancet. No surprises that high growth and economic prosperity has not triggered a improvement in the health parameters. India lags on key parameters like Life Expectancy, Infant Mortality. Under 5 mortality and Maternal Mortality.

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