- Unholy Alliances in Healthcare Services
COHED Research Report
- Doctors not giving patients enough time, says WHO
Times of India,April 24, 2011
- Rx Track those pills
The Telegraph, November 07, 2011
- Doctors-pharma companies harming patients
Assam Tribune, October 22, 2011
National Policy Forum
CUTS International organised a National Policy Forum on Evolving Consumer-friendly Healthcare Systems in India – Improving policies and practices, which was held on 24th May 2011 in New Delhi.
The seminar identified and highlighted possible ways of addressing challenges faced by consumers of healthcare services in India – through appropriate regulatory intervention and consumer actions. Healthcare services still remain inaccessible for a majority of the Indian population due to its high cost. For those, who can afford it, often the quality remains questionable, especially in the absence of stringent regulations and their effective implementation. Certain new policy directions have emerged in recent times, which provide solace to observers and critiques – but there is a need to construct a road-map for their effective implementation.
CUTS has undertaken field-work in the two states of Assam and Chhattisgarh (under a project entitled, Collusive Practices in Healthcare in India: Need for Effective Regulation, www.cuts-ccier.org/COHED) with support from Oxfam India to document consumer concerns emanating from collusive and deceptive practices among healthcare providers. The findings of the fieldwork was also shared in this meeting, so that appropriate remedial actions can be identified and advocated.
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- Press Release
- In Media
- Collusive behaviour in Healthcare and impact on consumers: evidences from Assam and Chhattisgarh– Rijit Sengupta, CUTS
- Consumer Concerns in Health Security/Insurance Schemes in India– Sukumar Vellakkal, Public Health Foundation of India
- Increasing the Availability of Medicines in Public Health Facilities– S.Srinivasan, LOCOST
- Making Sense of the Regulatory Architecture for Health Care Provision: Case Studies in Two States– Kabir Sheikh, Public Health Foundation of India