The Real Disease is Actually the Cost of Healthcare

by Kathy Jones on July 17, 2010 at 9:03 PM
 The Real Disease is Actually the Cost of Healthcare

At the Healthex 2010, the CII National Health Council chairman Pratap C Reddy called for increasing the doctor-patient ratio. He added that this can only be done by increasing the number of hospitals across the country.

"We want the government to provide more world class medical institutions such as All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in other parts of the country," he said.


"Healthex 2010" is a four-day exhibition of medical, surgical and diagnostic equipment, technology, materials, supplies and allied services, which is ongoing at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC).

Naresh Trehan, cardiologist and chairman of CII National Committee on Healthcare, also spoke at the exhibition and commented on the recent decision by the P[SU health insurers to withdraw cashless hospitalization, "The decision to withdraw is only a symptom. The real disease is the cost of healthcare in India. There is a need to facilitate a dialogue between insurance companies, hospitals and patients," he said.

The four-day exhibition has attracted nearly 70 companies.

Source: Medindia
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