Published on: November 20, 2018

“It is an elephant in the room that we can no longer ignore – 55 million people in our country are victims of catastrophic health expenditure every year. Paying for health services pushes them into poverty. Children drop out of school, people lose their jobs and the ripple effect continues long after the patient is gone. India is somewhere near the bottom in the list of countries that have quality health care. But that need not be so. Palliative Care can reach hundreds and thousands of homes at very little cost,” says Dr Rajagopal in this interview with Democracy News Live.

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