Can India afford healthcare for all? – BBC News


India is facing a health crisis.

More than 100 children have died due to an outbreak of encephalitis, public hospitals in rural areas are struggling and those less well off are feeling the impact.

Spending on healthcare in India is low, but last year, the government announced an ambitious health insurance scheme.

In this episode of #WorkLifeIndia, presenter Devina Gupta asks whether India can afford healthcare for all?

Contributors: Shobana Kamineni, executive vice-chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Group; Prof K Srinath Reddy, president, Public Health Foundation of India; Dr Yogesh Jain, co-founder, Jan Swasthya Sahyog (JSS) health non-profit.

From Delhi, #WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family and business.

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