ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By Anand Zachariah

Tertiary Healthcare within a Universal System

Tertiary care plays an important role in determining the structure of the healthcare system and universal access to it. Breaking away from western-oriented tertiary care medical knowledge, a number of issues have to be rethought to defi ne tertiary care in the Indian setting that can be provided by the existing system. Providing tertiary care with district health services will mutually reinforce both and provide healthcare that is affordable and appropriate to local conditions.

Access to Healthcare for All

Community activism in Brazil and Thailand compelled national governments to provide treatment to the HIV positive population, a decision facilitated by pharma companies, including many from India, cutting prices 40-fold. If quality and expensive care can be provided for one disease, then the same should be achievable for common diseases which require less expensive treatment.