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Politics of Medical Education in India

The impoverishment within the public health system is in stark contrast to the phenomenal rise of private healthcare, its international standards, medical tourism and its focus on servicing the rich. A meaningful change within medical education and the public health system, both predictors of healthcare delivery and of national standards of health, seems to be light years away. While the challenge of reforming medical education in India requires a revolution, much of the debate refuses to identify the elephant in the room, that is, the politics of medical education and public health.

Perils of a Self-Serving Bureaucracy

This article suggests that without diverting expenditures from large-sized, overstaffed establishments the government will not be able to address the problems of corruption and incompetence in the public sector. The lack of clarity on the role of government and an over-extended regulatory framework also act as a brake on private sector investment and production.

Holding Company for Public Sector Enterprises

The institution of the holding company, successfully used by the private sector to manage a portfolio of businesses, could be a powerful tool for addressing several structural problems of public sector enterprises and for managing disinvestment with a long-term perspective.
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