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A policy let-down

Print edition : April 14, 2017

The female fever ward at the District Headquarters Hospital in Khammam, Telangana, is so overcrowded that patients are treated on the floor. An October 2016 photograph. Photo: G.N. RAO

A young dengue patient sharing her bed with other patients in a casualty ward of a government hospital in Delhi. A September 2015 photograph. Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP

National Health Policy 2017 leaves the poor in the lurch as it passes on to the private sector the responsibility for providing quality, affordable health care, instead of putting the onus on the state.
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