Public Health: Mumbai

Charity on paper

Print edition : April 14, 2017

A patient waits with his family outside a hospital in Mumbai because of lack of beds. A 2015 picture. Only 4 to 7 per cent of the beds are set aside for the poor in charitable hospitals instead of the mandatory 20 per cent. Photo: PAUL NORONHA

A young cancer patient rests, with his mother by his side, in his pavement dwelling outside the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai. Photo: DANISH SIDDIQUI/REUTERS

Private charitable hospitals in Mumbai misuse the special facilities meant for the poor.
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