Healers or Predators?: Healthcare Corruption in India

ISBN : 9780199489541

Samiran Nundy; Mr Keshav Desiraju; Sanjay Nagral
592 Pages
147 x 227 mm
Pub date
Nov 2018
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For every story of optimism about the growth of medical tourism to India, there are multiple others about medical neglect. Scratch the surface and you find a thick layer of corruption in this life-sustaining sector.

This hard-hitting volume shows a mirror to the society and, more specifically, to those associated with the health sector—-on how healers, in many cases, are shifting shape to becoming predators. In the essays by contributors from within and outside the medical fraternity, we see the many faces, the many facets of corruption—-from exorbitant billing by corporate hospitals to the non-merit-based selection in medical colleges to the questionable motives playing strong in the area of organ transplantation.

But Healers or Predators? is not only about the illness affecting the sector. It also offers solutions, and some stories of hope. The Foreword by Amartya Sen is an added bonus.

About the author: 

Samiran Nundy is Emeritus Consultant, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi. He has published extensively, with his most recent work being Complications after Gastrointestinal Surgery (co-edited; OUP 2017). Keshav Desiraju is a former Union Health Secretary, Government of India. He is currently Chairman, Population Foundation of India. Sanjay Nagral is Consultant Surgeon, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai, and Honorary Surgeon, KB Bhabha Municipal General Hospital, Mumbai. He is the publisher of the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics.

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