Future of Indian healthcare is all about lower medical costs. Here’s why!
In the upcoming years, India is likely to be the first country in the world to dissociate healthcare with affluence. Medical studies suggest that ten years from now, we may still have millions of people living in slums with no amenities but when they are unwell, they will have access to high-tech healthcare with dignity. As mobile phones can be found in the hands of anyone irrespective of their status, similarly the medical conditions shall evolve in the spectrum where the consumers have to part with the fraction of amount every month to secure health insurance.
Today, millions of people are covered under a number of robust schemes by healthcare institutions. More than 2,00,000 underprivileged people have been benefitted from the government programs that include multiple surgeries and cardiac operations.
While money holds no relevance in healthcare, industry experts are affirmative that if the hospitals are currently in a position to negotiate with patients then very soon the system will hit back. In other words, insurance companies or the government will soon become the intermediaries leaving no scope for complaints.
The shortage of doctors can be worked out with few policy changes. Various ayurvedic doctors can start practicing in allopathic drugs with just a six-month course that will bridge the understanding gap. Moreover, surgeons can focus on their core areas if nurses and technicians are allowed to upgrade their skills to perform non-complex procedures. Indian healthcare experts also want to extend their support towards Africa which is believed to be 10-15 years behind India and looks forward to implementing policy changes there.