Published on: April 8, 2016

In a major decision, the government of India has decided to say Goodbye to consultants from abroad who had been working with our health care system – we would like to add, with our abysmally inadequate health care system.

Do they really offer a threat to the country? The article quotes one of the most astute and experienced administrators in the country, Shri Keshav Desiraju, the former Principal Health Secretary of India and grandson of the revered Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the first Vice President and later President of India. Shri Desiraju said they “were doing a lot of detailed work that nobody else had the time to do,” assisting senior bureaucrats who “simply had no time to handle the volume of paperwork.”

Who is going to be affected by this decision? Certainly not the health care for the affluent city-man. Only the villager who already gets such poor access to care. Does anyone really care?

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