Monday, October 27, 2014

Public health and personal health in India

The PM, Narendra Modi, inaugurated the  brand new Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai. He said,  When our country is compared to other countries, the health care system in our country shames us,” Modi said. He added, “Instead of focusing on  treatment of patients, the health care system must focus on preventive  care. It takes less to invest in preventive care than in treatment.” -

Sadly, the truth is that opening more hospitals is not going to solve the problem ! We need to focus on empowering patients  with Information Therapy, so that they can help themselves - both to remain healthy; and to get the best medical care, when they fall ill. The ROI on patient education for the Dept of Public Health is enormous, because this has been a completely neglected area so far.

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