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Maduri said: (Sun, Aug 3, 2014 03:06:39 AM)

In my opinion commercialization of health care is not good because nowadays health care costs are more. And mainly
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people suffer due to lack of facilities mainly in government hospitals. The facilities like sanitation, drinking water, beds
etc are not available in government hospitals. Therefore people go to private hospitals. But in private hospitals also
they charge more. It means more money is needed to buy medicines, to do tests etc. People who cannot afford that
money suffer more. Therefore the government is responsible for this and it should decrease the health care costs so as
to make the facilities available to the people mainly in government hospitals.
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Rajesh said: (Sat, Jul 12, 2014 07:26:23 PM)

Good evening friends.
Health care is the place where people come for treatment. So the health care should be neat and clean. Now there are
three different types of family live in India-the rich family, the middle class family and the poor family. In India the 2nd
and 3rd group amounts to almost 80%. For the first group its not difficult to go for private medication. The problem
comes when we talk about 2nd and 3rd group. They just can afford to go for costly medication of private health care.
There are some benefits of commercialization of health care. They are.
1. Good sanitation.
2. Proper treatment.
3. Doctors on duty would always be there for the patients unlike gov hospitals.
Now if we look at the other side of the coin the situation is entirely different.
1. Private sector may charge the cost of medicine at their own will.
2. They may charge lots of money for treatment for a particular disease which might be provided at free of cost in the
gov health care.
3. As I have said that middle and lower class family in India amounts to 80% in India who can't afford costly
medication. It would be like a dream for those people to get their disease treated without money. Many people may die
without treatment.
So I want to conclude that although commercialization of health centre has advantages but it has would have major
problem with regard to the Indian population. So I would suggest to make our govt health care better by properly
utilizing gov funds allotted for it instead of commercialization of health centre.
Thank you.
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Surbhi said: (Thu, May 15, 2014 04:09:09 PM)

The need of commercialization has arisen because of poor healthcare facilities provided by the government hospitals.
Indian government makes lots of promises to improve the standard of the government hospital in every 5 year plan
but in actual only 20% of expenditure is done on healthcare in public sector in India unlike 95% in sweden, 44% in
USA. The hygiene, availability of doctors, conditions of washroom, water supply and food supply to the patient is poor.
Therefore people prefer to switch to the private hospitals.
Doctors spend lots and lots of money to get the degree and knowledge of their course so they can take reasonable
money from their patients to run their hospitals so that 24 hours medicine, food, water, doctor facilities can be
provided to them.
Therefore at last I would like to conclude that there is a benefit of commercialization, government should increase the
government hospitals standard and send proper regulatory authorities to check the conditions of the hospital time to
time, regulatory guidelines should be made for both private and public funded hospitals. A dialog can also be provided
by the healthcare authority to think on the need to look a hospital like a 5 star hotel, expensive medicinal equipments
which are not really required.
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Shibu said: (Wed, Apr 16, 2014 10:29:09 PM)

Private hospitals billing a lot because they works on the motive of profit. They may prefer unnecessary treatments. If
there is public health center people can protected from this.
Large number of people are below poverty line. They also have to get proper treatment. For this reasons health care
system can not privatised.
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Shantanu Ghosal said: (Tue, Mar 4, 2014 05:01:43 PM)

Hi Friends.
Commercialization of Health care services is the need of the hour.
The plight of the government hospitals is known to everybody. Doctors are not available, medicines are not there,
hygiene is in real bad shape (something that should not be at least in hospitals) , there are problems to accommodate
of patients and etc. The government hospitals are so much plagued by indiscipline, corruption and other malpractices
that only government few hospitals are there which function normally. This in turn result in unnecessary death of
patients, dead bodies go missing from morgue, death due to bad hygiene conditions, animals eating dead bodies from
morgue and etc.
So like any other sector, the healthcare sector is also in need of the healing touch of commercialization. The private
hospitals have a 24 hour availability of doctors, nurses, equipment and medicines. Moreover hygiene and security is
also stressed a lot in these hospitals.
However the private hospitals have higher charges for their services as they are driven by profit motive and with about
22% of people still below poverty line, a rightward commercialization will result in deprivation of medical facilities to a
major chunk of population. So a private-government partnership should emerge so that the government can regulate
the prices of the healthcare services keeping in mind every citizen of India and this will also provide the cushion of
government funding to private investors and thereby their profits will also be taken care of.
Good Health care facility is the right of every citizen and the government should do all that it can to ensure it.
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Hasmukh said: (Mon, Mar 3, 2014 03:04:24 PM)

Commercialisation means that the main motive is profit, we should not be surprised when we are asked to pay hefty
private hospital bills. Rather, the question that should be asked is what about the that section of population which
cannot afford to pay such huge amount. For them, commercialisation is of no use. They are dependent on the
government hospitals but unfortunately these cannot provide the desired services and which are responsible for the
reason why commercialisation of health care has come up.
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Aniket Deshpande said: (Mon, Mar 3, 2014 11:23:52 AM)

Obviously it is one of good thing in India. Because even you have to pay more in clinics but kind of attention and
treatment you get is much better than that of in government clinics. And cleanliness in environment is also an issue.
Nurses as well as doctors in government clinics or hospitals are not much skilled or professional as in private hospitals.
Staff in government hospitals do not treat their patients in good way which they are suppose to be but such thing does
not happen in private hospitals or clinics.
So obviously commercialization of health care is good.
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Rathi said: (Fri, Feb 21, 2014 05:20:59 PM)

Commercialization is a good thing, it should be taken care for providing a good and hygienic treatment for the people.
Even though some people who are in a position to do, but few people neglect in order to earn profit from their private
clinics. Often government has taken many steps to improve but still there are an issue to overcome it. Government
should make changes in their working progress. Government employees should be sincere in their work who are in a
part of caring people life. Standard and quality supply of medicines should be provided by the government.
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Ayush said: (Sun, Feb 9, 2014 12:27:33 AM)

Commercialization should be done in India. Seeing the condition of government hospitals and the type of treatment
provided, these hospitals should be handed to private companies but with certain condition. People below poverty line
should be given a subsidized treatment. People from above categories should be charged. Govt should have a strict
influence on these hospitals.
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Sandya said: (Thu, Feb 6, 2014 09:36:16 PM)

Hi my dear ones,
In my point of view commercialization of healthcare means to give the responsibilities belongs to healthcare like
hospitals, doctors, medicines. Whenever the responsibilities goes to people who are not working under government are
show their efficiency in better ways because they get some fee for their work but this is not correct at all time because
some time they won't be, reason is their negligence. If commercialization of healthcare happen then it is not be
appreciated by people who are belongs to under middle class or people belongs to poverty. So, finally am concluded
commercialization of healthcare is good when the government make some rules and then to do them in practice like
investing more money than the need.
Thank you.
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Soumya said: (Wed, Feb 5, 2014 11:36:39 AM)

I think commercialization of healthcare in India is good for the medical service purpose, because if we see the
government healthcare and hospitals, the infrastructure is very bad mostly in the rural areas. Peoples are dying
everyday because of poor and wrong treatment. So, if we commercialize our healthcare service and the government
control the supply of medicines that could be a change in the healthcare services and it should be helpful for the rural
people of our country.
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Naga said: (Fri, Jan 31, 2014 12:56:57 PM)

Hi friends,
I want to share my view about health care. "Health of a Citizen is the Wealth of the country" this proverb says health is
the greatest asset of the country. Healthy people and Healthy environment supports in developing Healthy Wealthy
In the country government is fulfilling some or the other ways, by providing schemes, the basic needs for food,
clothing, shelter. But in healthcare system government, is not totally successful in helping for every man need.
Because of commercialization of private hospitals and other.
If every one wants to see the Healthy and wealthy country. Today please take an oath for improve the systems and
make bright country in the world. Friends "one oath a small change starts. ".
Thank you.
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Rohit said: (Thu, Jan 30, 2014 12:05:15 PM)

Commercialization of health cares in a country like India where most of the population falls between the two classes
lower class and middle class, it can't be be said as good in my opinion.
Government pays a lots and lots of funds on students who become doctors. It costs up to 2 crores for Indian govt to
make a student pursue MBBS course from a government medical college. And thereafter if these doctors start their
own hospitals or clinics and work in a privately owned health care organization. So due to this a poor person can't
afford good health care by a qualified doctor.
He has to visit to all those practitioners who were once a compounder with a doctor but now have opened their own
clinics or to the govt hospitals where there are no doctors available because those doctors inspite of having a gazetted
officer govt job have opened their own clinics where they charge the same poor guy a 100 times what they have to pay
in an govt hospital.
Also govt is wasting its money in building such doctors and also a common poor man in India is not able to get proper
health care facilities. This needs to be changed in my opinion.
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Subhash Paul said: (Thu, Jan 23, 2014 03:12:02 AM)

Hi friends,
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In my view health care should not be commercialised. There is development in hospital, nursing home India. This is the
result of huge development of science in India. But the people under BPL are not getting medical facilities.
Government should take care of that. Government should make new policies and to implement those policies which will
result in proper medical treatment of the poor people.
Nowadays, doctors are becoming greedy. They don't pay attention to public medical center, rural areas. They
concentrates on their clinic, private hospitals, nursing homes. So, to avoid these government should see whether
doctors are doing their duties well or not.
Thank you.
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Kuldip said: (Thu, Jan 9, 2014 04:30:51 PM)

Hello Everyone,
In my point of view considering India, Disease is not caused by germs rather many factors play very important role like
education, gender, poverty, living condition, water, sanitation, hygiene, accessibility of health care facility, availability
of health care facility, quality human resource etc. So making commercialization of health care not solve problem of
health of people. Many disparity we can seen rural and urban difference, religion, caste so first we should look basic
socio-economic problem.
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Rohan said: (Fri, Jan 3, 2014 12:12:16 PM)

Friends I would like to through some light on the current problems we are facing and then get to commercialization.
Rather than focusing on commercialization, our govt should try to elevate the existing facilities provided in the govt
hospitals. Adequate remuneration to govt doctors as I have seen these doctors devote less than the required
(scheduled) time and instead spend more on their private clinical visits.
If this can be stopped it will be good for poor people of India.
And then commercialization will open a market of healthy competition.
Straightaway commercialization will definitely bring technology but will increase the cost as well and do no good for the
For the middle and upper class, they do not face this problem adversely.
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Anu said: (Wed, Dec 18, 2013 10:38:15 AM)

Hello guys I would like to say according to me commercialization of health is good as we know health is wealth.
Government has responsibility to take care of people living in their country. In our country majority of people belong to
middle class family and and some of them are below poverty line. So they can't afford private hospital and costly
medicines so for them commercialization of health care is must.
And government should participate in this by providing good doctors, good equipment, and generic medicines in
government hospital. And their should be a seminar on health and hygiene, how to avoid diseases in slum areas. At
last I want to say that according to survey fees of government hospital is low than private hospital so government of
country should concentrate on to develop government hospital.
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Vijay Aggarwal said: (Tue, Dec 10, 2013 12:55:20 AM)

According to me commercialization of health care is the need of the hour because of poor governance of the
government the condition in all the sectors such as telecommunications, transportation, electricity is worse and
because of changes in the life style of people with full of stress without commercialization we can't not expect good
health services and new studies cannot be carried out without the help of MNC operating.
Those who are pointing put the position of poor people government should come forward with some schemes where in
the treatment will be provided at some subsidy offered so that the quality does not degrade.
So to conclude the topic completely eradication of anything is not a solution rather opportunities should be welcomed.
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Poonam said: (Thu, Nov 28, 2013 09:12:48 AM)

Hi Friends, we very well known that idiom 'Health is Wealth'. Everyone wants good facilities to get well soon. But India
in India more than 40% people are living below the poverty line. They can/t afford good hospital and costly treatment.
IF health is commercialized no doubt we will get good facilities in cheaper price. But Poor people can't afford them.
Because the people who can afford always prefer good hospitals at any cost. IF poor people will get benefit from
commercialization means free medicine. Free treatment for poor people. Than it can be beneficial.
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Apoorv said: (Thu, Nov 7, 2013 12:14:31 AM)

Well, I would like to start by using an idiom that fits perfectly into this situation i.e. there are two sides of the same
coin. Commercialization of health care brings with it its advantages and disadvantages and any of them can't be
ignored. Let us start with the advantages :
Advantages :
1) Better equipments.
2) Better overall services (sanitation etc).
3) Promotes medical tourism.
4) Better prospects for doctors.
Disadvantages :
1) Attributing to higher medical costs that too in a poor country like India.
2) Quality of doctors is uncertain.
3) May give rise to scams and scandals.
So to conclude and going by the pros and cons of the commercialization, I guess, we can't decide whether it is boon or
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Riya said: (Wed, Nov 6, 2013 04:53:02 PM)

Hey Guys,
In India, recently we have seen the growth of speciality hospitals, nursing homes with sky scraper buildings. Even
people from abroad come here for treatment. New hospitals with all facilities, modern equipments and trained doctors
and nurses have emerged as a result of the growth of medical science but the sad part is that it was once a service
oriented industry but now it is a money making profession. Many people are unable to get the benefit of such hospitals
because of poverty and non affordability. Doctors refuse to serve the rural people and the public health centres in the
rural areas are not effective.
It is time for the government and people to join hand and eradicate the shortcomings.
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Aparajitha Chatterjee said: (Tue, Oct 29, 2013 07:21:00 PM)

Health care is a necessity required by every individual whether rich or poor. Hence, the government should try to
ensure that every citizen has access to certain standard healthcare facilities. In a country like India where more than
30% of the population lives in BPL according to international standards, definitely commercialization of healthcare will
cause havoc.
India has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the world. It is obvious that the children victim to malnutrition and
other fatal diseases mostly belong to destitute families who cannot afford expensive healthcare and doctor bills. In
such situation, commercializing the healthcare system would deprive them of even basic healthcare facilities.
Private healthcare organizations may begin to exploit people by charging exorbitant rates. Also, they might even take
to unethical malpractices to make profits.
Agreed that Indian health-care is lacking in terms of technology and the service provided is extremely poor. However,
commercialization of healthcare is definitely not the solution. The Indian government at present spends around 2% of
its GDP in Healthcare which is far less than the world average of 5%. Increasing this expenditure might bring
considerable improvement in the healthcare facilities.
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An excellent example of Government supported healthcare is USA. It has around 60% of the healthcare sector run by
non-profit organizations and 18% by the government yet has succeeded in providing standard healthcare facilities to
majority of its population.
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Raju said: (Wed, Oct 16, 2013 02:56:17 PM)

In my point of view commercialization of healthcare in India is not at all good for our people. Before commercializing
the system we should first implement the new policies which will raise benefits to the BPL people. One disease in a
family is enough to tilt economical position. Government motto is providing the all facilities for every common man in
India but it can be achieved only when we execute the policies well. Current India is spending only 3% of its GDP for
Health Care development and because of corruption some of money is going into healthcare providers.
"Eat an apple for day keeps doctor away" how many are ready now in our country to buy at least an apple for a week,
we should keep in mind that if we commercialize the healthcare system we may get better facilities, quality of
treatment, getting rid of diseases but at a time we can see BPL people with diseases on roadsides.
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Abhay said: (Fri, Oct 11, 2013 07:57:48 PM)

Commercialization of Health Care: Good or Bad ?
According to my view, commercialization of health care will be benefit for India in many ways :
1: New machine, equipment, medicine and infrastructure will come into the hospital.
2: Diseases will get cure soon.
3: Test report of various disease will come soon so that the doctor can take quick action against the disease specially in
case of DENGUE in which the test report take at least 24 hrs.
4: Commercialization also motivate the private players to enter into the health care market which will increase the
competition in the market and patient will get benefited.
Govt can control the commercialization of health care by taking various steps :
1: By inviting private player for joint venture the up gradation of govt hospital can happen.
2: By luring the private player from tax benefit scheme the govt can keep control on private hospital.
3: By making mandatory for each private hospital that they have to treat at least 25% BPL & middle class people for
free of cost which include every thing from doctor fees to medicine.
4: The private hospital doctors should give training to govt hospital doctors on periodical basis.
5: Govt & Private hospital account should be check on periodical basis in order to avoid any misuse to fund or subsidy
provided by the central govt or state govt.
6: Make mandatory for private hospital that every hospital have to visit rural area once in a month & give treatment
free of cost to rural people.
7: Give education on medical disease & there treatment in various school.
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Prathima said: (Thu, Oct 10, 2013 11:47:28 AM)

Commercialization of health has its own pros and cons. There are several schemes provided by the government for
poor people. But they are limited only to some diseases. The remaining can be cured only from private hospitals. They
are saving someones life but are afforded by a few. SO if government takes step and extend its services, many of the
poor will be benefited. This happens only if the government takes care of its people rather than its posts.
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Anoop Rs said: (Fri, Oct 4, 2013 01:37:59 PM)

I would say that we need better infrastructure, more staffs & technical equipment in the government hospitals, instead
of commercialization of the entire health sector. Because every country and its government has the responsibility to
take care of its poor people. The poor people cannot afford the high rate of health care in the private hospitals. If the
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government can spend millions of dollars for building metro rails, stadiums, etc, they can surely afford the cost to
improve the government hospitals. The basic factor which I focus is that, if we have to set something right, we need to
start from the base.
If we are concentrating on developing the private hospitals and the world class medical systems there, the result will
be the same as today. The poor people will have to adjust with the floor of the government hospitals, and the wealthy
people will be resting in AC hospital rooms. That condition is not going to benefit the society. What we need is an
equality in the healthcare that the people of our country receives.
I understand that with high technology, high cost also come along. But I'm sure that that cost will not be higher than
the unwanted expenses of government. In India, we have seen corruptions worth trillions, despite the fact that 40% of
the country are on the verge of poverty line. So, if we plan to develop the medical field, we need to first set up good
facilities in the government hospitals. This is how I reach in my opinion, healthcare should not be commercialized.
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Saumitra Pathak said: (Wed, Oct 2, 2013 12:19:06 PM)

Hello Friends,
We all know that there are many people in India belonging to below poverty line & generally poor people gets affect
very much from many diseases due to lack of health care. They are not able to care about their health properly due to
their financial problem. So India requires better healthcare system mainly for poor people because it is greatly used by
them. Although Government hospital does not provide services properly yet it is a great help to poor people. So friends
I would like to promote improvement in Government policies and services rather than commercialization of healthcare.
Because a person fights for daily usable things can not even think about high medical facilities.
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Shrikant Wankhade said: (Mon, Sep 30, 2013 11:53:20 PM)

Hello friends, having opportunity to talk regarding this topic is that I don't agree with the fully commercialization of
medicines because most of the people in India are middle class and they can not afford high prices of medicine, it is
also same for the poor people, but not for rich people. Govt should involved in to such activities that the people can get
quality medicine in reasonable range so that they can afford.
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Ravi said: (Fri, Sep 20, 2013 01:13:09 AM)

Hello friends.
I would like to share my opinion regarding the commercialization of healthcare.
I think commercialization of health care is an necessary evil.
We all are very much aware of the predicaments of government hospitals. The quality of treatment is really poor in
govt hospitals. The facilities, medical equipments, treatments and everything in govt hospital are worst when
compared to that of private hospitals. The only difference it makes is that the treatment fee. Commercialization of
healthcare will increase the treatment fee but simultaneously it will be compelled to provide better treatment, better
doctors, better facilities and better health and also there will be updation of equipments which is really required
because we cannot rely on obsolete equipments used in govt hospitals which can turn fatal for the life of patients. I
know common people will face big problem as they would not be able to afford the fee. But I got a food for thoughts
for all- is money more important than life of people ?
Commercialization of healthcare: good or bad? now you know the answer.
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Ajana said: (Sun, Sep 8, 2013 05:30:51 AM)

Its a very famous saying "money can buy anything". Even emotions, pleasures, joy etc. Can be bought in this
materialistic world. But when it comes to health we can't deny the fact that it is completely dependent on the money
factor. A rich person gets every accommodation only because he can afford it but on the other hand poor person
starves even for a good diet and getting higher medical facilities is something what he can't even think of.
At the same time, commercialization also means increase in the cost of treatment which can be afforded only by people
living in urban areas. Hospitals would therefore become inaccessible by rural people. Doctors, for profit, may ask for a
lot of tests to be done which again cannot be afforded by the poor. Poor people can only get benefit from government
hospitals. So govt should take steps to improve the conditions of public hospitals. !
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Divya said: (Fri, Aug 23, 2013 10:53:07 AM)

Commercialisation definitely has both pros and cons and, it is hard for one to say if commercialisation is a bad or good
If there is commercialisation of health care, there would be betterment of the facilities provided for treating diseases,
more hygiene, more care and usage of advanced technology for treatment. So people suffering from severe diseases
can also be hopeful of getting rid of their disease.
At the same time, commercialisation also means increase in the cost of treatment which can be afforded only by people
living in urban areas. Hospitals would therefore become inaccessible by rural people. Doctors, for profit, may ask for a
lot of tests to be done which again cannot be afforded by the poor.
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Dfbbg said: (Wed, Aug 21, 2013 05:17:28 PM)

Its a very famous saying "money can buy anything". Even emotions, pleasures, joy etc. Can be bought in this
materialistic world. But when it comes to health we can't deny the fact that it is completely dependent on the money
factor. A rich person gets every accommodation only because he can afford it but on the other hand poor person
starves even for a good diet and getting higher medical facilities is something what he can't even think of.
As far as commercialization of health sector is concerned; without moving to the extreme yes or no some middle ways
are also there. For example, some of the hospitals in Delhi get privatized after 3 o'clock. And people have to pay only
60% of the total fee and rest 40%are used as fund, medication, insurance etc. And hence through this way poor get
served in the similar way as the rich do. What I feel that this technique will not harm any of the humankind.
Further lets have a look on the expenses made in the field. Only 1.2%is spent on health sector. At least 2.5% should
be spent in this sector in order to make some fruitful change in the sector and to enhance the quality and make it
reasonable for every class.
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Deeksha Saxena said: (Sat, Aug 17, 2013 08:42:14 PM)

Hello friends.
In my opinion, commercialization of health care is not good.
That's true that the commercialization improves the techniques and treatment, also provides good facilities to the
patients, but that also true that it increases the prices of the treatment and medicines. And it becomes unaffordable to
the middle class or poor people to get the treatment from such hospitals. And because of the private hospitals or
clinics, the condition of government hospitals is getting bad.
Most of the time, there is no doctor because they are in their private clinics, or if they are there, then they don't give
much time to the patient and want them to come to their clinic. It is ok for the rich people, but a middle class family
cannot afford this and therefore they have to compromise with their health.
But since, it is more profitable to the doctors, therefore, the doctors prefer to give the time to their private clinics that
leads to the decrement in the government hospitals.
So, my suggestion is this that the government should take care of the government hospitals with better facilities and
good medical treatment instead of increasing the private sectors so that both the rich as wall as the poor people could
get the better medical care.
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Sanjay said: (Sat, Aug 17, 2013 03:45:24 PM)

First of all I would like to say thanks to all my friends.
It is good to appreciate the topic which we get as a discussion.
As per my opinion we could say how to effect due to commercialization.
1. It runs only for earning profit by providing better facilities which is not needed. Patient is not like your lifetime
customer. We should treat him like a human being. We should cure his / her disease. We should think like socialism -
commercialisation - profit but we should not think like profit - commercialism.
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2. As a healthcare we could say who is the customer ? In this case we came to know that when MEDICAL
REPRESENTATIVE made direct contact with doctor not the real patient. In this case as a honest and genuine doctor, he
should prescribe the medicine which is very economical in price and curable like genetic medicine etc.
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Brajesh said: (Fri, Aug 9, 2013 10:53:50 AM)

In my opinion, commercialization of healthcare is good but at the same time it causes a lot of problems in our country
in which people can't afford the expensive medicinal facilities.
Commercialization results in price rise of medicines, increase cost of diagnosis, out of afford of poor peoples. But at the
same time it increases the quality of treatment, provide hygiene conditions. So commercialization should be stressed in
the urban areas where the people have money.
But in my opinion it should we have lack of systemization of the existing facilities rather than the lack of effort in
medicinal investment. There are policies which is present but is not implemented in reality, like in government
hospitals free medicines have to be distributed, but it is sold by the chemist there or are not in stock, so people have to
buy it from outside, some hygienic condition as well as a supervisory body to inspect or regulate the system should be
adopted in the government Hospitals.
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Indian said: (Tue, Jul 30, 2013 01:17:09 PM)

In my view Commercialization in health care has brought up lots of benefits like increasing facilities, private hospitals
are fulfilling the requirements of extra hospitals in the our country which government is not able to open new one, etc.
But its should be up to some extent only, and government should take a strong decision regarding to this issue so that
poor people can get some advantage from this and misuses can be minimized.
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Monu said: (Thu, Jun 6, 2013 10:47:04 PM)

Commercialization is way to increase the profit of the one, so on applying the commercialization on the health makes
bed effect just because by applying the commercialization the doctor always thinks about their profit that makes the
poor guys in trouble those are unable to pay money for their cure many times the poor guys are scarifies with their
health just because of the high rate for the treatment this came due to doctor invest their money in commercialization
for increasing the profit and they recollect their money by the people that could make the commercialization bad but it
would be good when it will use in research process for finding the different way for the disease.
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Prashanth said: (Mon, Jun 3, 2013 10:48:53 AM)

I have share my point of view pertaining to above topic.
Since every coin has two faces likewise commercialization of health care has good as well as bad aspects.
Good aspects, people who are in good position want them to be treated in good private hospitals as they expect good
facilities and proper care and the faculties in private hospitals are very attentive and the treatment they provide will be
best of the technology.
Bad aspects, people who are below poverty line can not afford such high amount to get treatment for them
government has to take care by providing good facilities with affordable price.
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Anonymous said: (Thu, May 30, 2013 04:54:25 PM)

Following the large scale macroeconomic reforms introduced in many countries since the 1990s, there has been a shift
in the provisions of public goods, including health and education. Certain Asian and Latin American countries have
opened up the medical care market for privatization and introduced the concept of user fees in public health services.
The concept of segmented medical care was given in the World Development Report itself- offering private, market-
oriented better quality care for the rich. By comparison, the public health facilities look woefully inadequate. They were
widely criticized, and the government expenditure on health declined sharply.
This change in the healthcare sector where private players have started treating it as a flourishing business is premised
on the view that the public sector is unable to act as a sole provider of those services within the backdrop of shortage
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of resources. Even when there is no recession, the capital need to be deployed in several other sectors mainly industry,
agriculture and infrastructure so that health care falls short of funds. It is now being realised that greater competition
is the only option for better quality services and improvement in the overall efficiency of these services.
The advocates of reform hold that the state should undertake only minimal interventions in the economy, and for
health service it should provide only the essential service. This view totally overlooks the issue of incompatibility
between public welfare and private provision. More importantly, this approach does not address the problems of
poverty, inequality among social classes, religious groups and gender aspects. The poor and socially backward classes
depend on public provision of health care almost entirely.
The system of health care as it is present in most of the developing countries is that while the poor would go for the
public care for essential clinical services, the rich would prefer high-tech private medical care. Consequently, consumer
choices of health services remain restricted to only those who can afford to pay for services in highly expensive private
hospitals and clinics. The 'willingness to pay' is often equated with 'ability to pay'. But some studies have shown that in
some family's highly expensive treatment of serious diseases like heart ailments, cancer, nervous system disorders
have lead to erosion of family assets, high indebtedness. Some families have known to resort to inadequate diet, drop
out of school children, especially girls.
This is known as medical poverty trap. This takes place so often and in every region of our country that we have no
reason to accept that the government should provide only the essential clinical services. They need medical care
against diseases like respiratory infections, renal problems, intestinal disorders, vitamin deficiencies, arsenic poisoning,
fatal accidents, mental disorders, etc. Under gross economic equalities, the application of market system and sticking
to the segmentation of health services will pass on the benefit only to the rich.
In India the post-reform era shows a gross neglect of the health scenario. Investment in health sector yields only long-
term gains which seem to be at odds with short term political gains which our politicians always tend to seek. Under
the Structural Adjustment Programme funded by IMF-World Bank, the government's share in total health has not
shown a commensurate rise with the increase in population. Due to poor access and quality of service, the rate of
utilization of public facilities has in fact shown a decline over the years as per report of the National Sample Survey
Organisation. It has also been observed that whatever public facilities are available they are utilized more by the rich
The share of richest 20 per cent for inpatient bed days is about 6 times more than that of the poor. In monetary terms,
less than 10.2 per cent of total government investment on health service goes to the poor and to 31 per cent to the
richest by comparison. It is clear that the poor spend disproportionately higher per cent of their incomes on health
More than 30 per cent of their income goes for treatment for minor ailments, infections and communicable diseases.
The neglect of preventive health care in public health policy is the chief cause of this situation. Out of the total
government expenditure, only 13 per cent is spent on primary care, 25 per cent on public health research and a
hopping 60 per cent for the secondary and tertiary health care. Due to this, 55 per cent of rural primary care is sought
from the private practitioners, of whom many are unregistered and another about 24 per cent from private clinics or
nursing home. In this backdrop, the issues of traditional medical systems and their usage appears to be of great
importance in India.
Another unexpected trend needs to be mentioned. Although market-based reforms in health care are advocated in
almost all the developing countries, the state continues to play a major role in the delivery of health care services in
developed countries, especially in America, West Europe and Australia. However, the degree of commercialization of
health care services as measured by the spending of the private individuals varies from country to country.
The results of commercialization of healthcare, considered generally, and not with specific reference to India have not
been very encouraging. The observations made in this regard show that countries with better health outcomes, have
significantly lower commercialization in health care services; better care at birth is associated with more of GDP spent
by the government on health, but not with more private health spending to GDP; higher commercialization at primary
health care is associated with greater exclusion of children from treatment when indisposed.
It is quite evident that the introduction of private competition and user charges in public health discriminates against
the sick and the poor. The condition of health care system in all big and small cities in India shows that the poor have
no or little access to health care facilities. The public hospitals are all full of patients; beds are not available wherever
we go. The medicines are always short in government hospitals. The situation in remote areas of the country and most
of the villages leaves much to be desired. On the other hand, the rich have access to the health care everywhere. In
cities, private clinics, hospitals and diagnostic centres are in every part. They welcome patients who can afford
expensive treatment.
Commercialisation of education is certainly against the policies of social equalities which India aims to bring. It has also
led to many undesirable practices. Private clinics often subject the patients to conduct many tests which are not
necessary. They admit patients who do not require admission. This is done to earn more money. Operations are
performed at times when they are not required or are bad for the patient's health. However, some hospitals and clinics
keep a strict code of conduct and do not adopt such unscrupulous practices. Their high charges are justified because of
high cost of inputs.
The fact cannot be denied that the commercialization of health care has supplemented the public facilities in this
regard. It has rather helped the government to maintain a high level of health care in the country. In all major and
small cities and towns, private health centres are open day and night and are ready for any emergency. They are
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saving the lives of thousands every day. The private hospitals and clinics have provided employment to lakhs of
doctors, nurses and other staff across the country. The government is earning huge revenue in the form of taxes.
These clinics, diagnostic and treatment centres have also created a huge demand for health care products, instruments
and medicines. This industry has flourished to become the fourth largest health care industry in the world. The
economy owes a lot to this commercialization. Today, India has a strong and sophisticated tertiary health sector where
people from outside the country come for medical tourism. Given this situation, India can take advantage of its
indigenous medical system to ensure cheap, accessible and capable medical care for her population, particularly the
poor. India has many systems like Ayurveda, Unami, Siddha, etc. Which it has developed since the ages. These
systems need to be expanded and exploited for improvement of general health of the people.
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S K S said: (Tue, May 28, 2013 02:42:03 PM)

Commercialisation of health care has become an obvious trend today. The direct outcome of it has naturally been the
increasing cost of healthcare incurred by people. Like any other matter this too has both merits and demerits.
The merits of this trend are,
1) Many choices have been available to the people now-a-days as regards check-ups by specialist healthcare providers,
admission to and/or other facilities provided by hospitals, types of diagnostic tests to be carried out, methods of
treatment, ranges of medicines and so on;.
2) Research and development of medical science has been tremendously booted up;.
3) Necessary investments required to achieve the aforesaid ends have been realised;.
4) Talents are being attracted to the various fields and sub-fields of the medical science;.
5) It has widely expanded the drug and healthcare industries ;.
6) It has thus contributed to the employment and economic growth in commendable manner.
However, the benefits of commercialisation of health care do coexist with many undesirable effects that are not at all
beneficial to the public. They can be described as under,
1) Escalating costs of healthcare have rendered it too dear for the poor and the disadvantaged sections of the society;.
2) Continuous trend in this direction will cause healthcare to go beyond the reach of the common people;.
3) Too much greed for profit would create many a nefarious activities in the system so that the high morals of this field
will get contaminated;.
4) Commercialisation will lead to patentification inventions of drugs and other medical facilities rendering it too costly
and inimical to public interest;.
5) Health is a significant factor in private as well as public domains of life and is very crucial in formation of human and
social capital of a country for its progress and prosperity, so unbridled commercialisation must be kept under control;.
6) Commercialisation does not necessarily ensure quality controls in healthcare, examples abound in this respect. So
care must be taken to curb any such tendency.
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Mehak Ratta said: (Thu, May 23, 2013 07:14:10 PM)

Its good to do commercialization of health as for a developing country like India its good to get advance medical
facilities and at the end of the day private hospitals are also spending lot of money to bring these advanced facilities in
However, on the other hand government should help the people below poverty line who cannot afford these expensive
medical facilities.
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Mayank said: (Thu, May 16, 2013 01:56:00 AM)

Hi we are talking about the commercialisation of health sector. I don't think so that commercialization is a good option
in health as well as in education because if we commercialise these two big sectors n we know that india's 35 to 38
percent population is below poverty line and afford high fee for hospital is very difficult. These two big sectors should
be in the hands of government which can be more benefited for people of our nation.
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Abhishek Rai said: (Fri, Apr 26, 2013 07:40:20 PM)

In my point of view commercialization of health care is not at all good, curing people should have humanity, money
should not come in between curing of poor people, specially in India. As we know approximately 75% of Indian family
is middle class family so they can not afford high charge of hospitals. And approximately 40% of people can not effort
hospital charge at all because they live in below poverty line, and those 75% of people generally need more health
care than rich people just because of their standard of life. They consumes less quality product due to their low income
which directly affect their health and number of those people is very high in India. So commercialization of health care
is not good, that's all.
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Poonam said: (Tue, Apr 23, 2013 09:13:20 AM)

Hi Friends, I would like present my views on this interesting topic. According to me Everything has pros and cons.
Same with this. In private hospitals who can afford will get very good treatment and facility. For them they are very
good for them they will get all facility on single place. They don't have wander here and there to get things prescribed
by doctor. Even doctor will give full attention to the patients.
Similarly on the other hand India is developing country more than 40% people are living below poverty line. They can't
afford private hospital and their facility. In short we should make balance between two although poor will also get
benefit from private hospital. Only government can do help in this case.
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Sonam said: (Fri, Apr 12, 2013 01:03:45 AM)

Hi Friends. ! According to me Commercialization of health is not a welcoming act. Because due to this the prices of
Doctor's will increase and this will affect the poor people. Who are unable to pay the fee of such high paid doctors and
they will not get proper medical facility what they need. Also by commercialization of health attract government
doctors to their private medical hospital this will harm government hospital.
Education and medical facility are two most important and basic need of any human life. Any decrement on these two
will lead our society toward down stair.
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Kripa Sharma said: (Thu, Mar 28, 2013 10:02:09 AM)

Commercialization is definitely bad in health care as well as Education sector since it means to compromises with
quality, services etc. For profit making. Since the main reason for this is privatization, I am strongly against
privatization of such sectors providing with these important services to the citizens of a country. Privatization in
aviation, tourism, leisure etc. Is bearable but not in health-care and education. It has lead to a situation where we are
at the verge of reaching a stage when perhaps middle class and poor people will not really have the right to quality
education and health-care services since private institutions and hospitals are willing to cater to the needs of the rich
Such basic facilities must be in the hands of the government only and it should strive to provide quality in these
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Yogesh said: (Tue, Mar 26, 2013 01:38:20 AM)

First of all its my pleasure to throw light on this topic.
Ya commercialization of health care is good because through commercialization people will get good facilities easy as
well as good treatment will be available to the people.
Conclusion for this is that the government should commercialize government hospitals by paying a handsome amount
of salary to doctors and should provide with latest equipment's to treat the patients so the doctors as well as patients
should be satisfied and this will automatically help in commercialization of health care without so much loosing
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Neeraj Kumar said: (Mon, Mar 18, 2013 08:39:28 PM)

Commercialization is a good method for every developing country because if there will be not any govt sector is
working with all the facilities which patients want then at that time commercialization method will work better than
govt hospitals in other hand we can say that if there will be any particular profit will be there then the persons which is
including they will work hard for more profit.
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Chandan Singh said: (Sun, Mar 17, 2013 10:35:23 PM)

Hi friend I am Chandan singh I want to discuss above topic.
Commercialization of health care good or bad so firstly I want to shows what the reason? why the.
Commercialization so important because in gov hospital doctors are not properly work because they become lazy they
doesn't care about rule they all have their private hospital also there they work properly and In Private hospital rules
are very strict and all doctors follows the rule properly.
And In private hospital they used advanced technology equipment's which is not gov hospital.
But other views gov hospital are low pricing but in private hospital pricing is not low.
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Ryan said: (Wed, Mar 6, 2013 04:45:08 PM)

Every thing some pros and con, commercialization of medical services in a country like India according me is good to a
certain extent as we are getting better medical facilities, better care in most of the private hospitals. Patient are not
required to wander here and there for tests prescribed by the doctors and thereby saving time and money at one point
we all will have to agree that if we need best treatment then we will have to go through the tests prescribed by the
doctors so that the disease is cured completely. Secondly as compared to other commercialized hospitals around the
globe India provides very cheap service.
Well it has some bad effects also the more we go through privatization of the medical services the more will the the
doctors attracted to money and there are doctors in India also whose main motto is profit they spend very less time in
the government hospital and want to attract patients to their private clinics the greedy doctors are the main virus of
many diseases.
So the conclusion is that the govt hospitals should be well maintained both apparatus wise and level of doctors should
also be present government Should take care of that. Infact we the people of India we only make the government The
largest democratic country. Why can't we help in developing the govt hospitals we should take care that if the doctors
are spending the time allotted to them at the hospital or not whether the stuffs needed for treatments are available or
not there are complain no. Available in every government Hospitals we can complain this cannot be done by single
people we all will have to work for it. Lets hope something better comes out.
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Raj said: (Sun, Mar 3, 2013 07:08:11 PM)

Commercialization help for health because few year in India have no better technology for better treatment but now
have good facility and more and more technology use solve any type of problem related to health.
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Ronald Peter said: (Wed, Feb 13, 2013 12:45:05 AM)

The government should improve the quality of treatment in govt hospitals. So, those people who are not having
enough money can take good treatment. The people can have a choice to choose between private hospitals and govt
hospitals as per their comfort.
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B.Gayathri said: (Wed, Feb 6, 2013 03:28:40 PM)

I can hopefully say that commercialization is one of the better way to develop the country in terms of economy,
technology and growth rate in terms of health. As there is a boon for the new technology and well equipment's used in
the new emerging private hospitals, of-course we need to pay but this is better when compared with going to the
foreign countries. On the other hand to serve the poor the government is developing the hospitals in its best. Finally
what I would like to say is if we start these kind of processes looking at the poor the status of the country will be same
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saying INDIA will always be a developing and poor country.
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Winnner said: (Wed, Feb 6, 2013 02:33:00 AM)

God has never discriminated anybody in the matter of their life and death. Nobody whether rich or poor has no control
on his birth and death then why do we try to create a gap when it comes to health. When the price of life of equal for
everybody then why do poor have to suffer when it comes to health?
I believe the commercialization of health is wrong in this respect when a person could not be cured on financial
grounds. I agree that medical procedures, tests and operations are very costly but it could over-weigh a persons life.
To solve this I think government could do something and it has already done few things like free medical help to poor
people. But the problem is how many of the people are benefited by this help?
I think there is a need to re think on this problem. Government should either make appropriate infrastructure and
facilities so that the poor people do not have to suffer on their health or should make some provisions so that high
specialty hospitals private hospitals do provide some help to them.
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Shalin said: (Wed, Feb 6, 2013 02:02:19 AM)

Commercialization of health care is good in the context of India but there is a need of regulation on private hospitals.
Positive points of commercialization.
1. Introduction of new technology - our private hospitals are so much technological advance that a lot of foreigners
come here for their operations.
2. All the government hospitals are flooded with patients and if there were no private hospitals in India one cannot
even dare to think about the condition of health system in India.
3. Availability of large no of technological advance ambulance which can increase the chances of survival of a patient.
There are various cons of commercialization of health system but these all can be eliminated with stricter regulation.
Some areas where regulation is required are-.
1. Nowadays anyone can open a nursing home anywhere even in residential colonies, this increases the chances of
medical waste being dumped in residential areas which is extremely dangerous.
2. Private hospitals are provided various incentives by the government like subsidized loans, tax exemption etc. , but
instead of charging nominal fee for their services they charge so much that only rich people can afford them. This
system of incentives should be immediately ended.
3. There is no price mechanism; any hospital can charge anything for their services as they want. There should be a
pricing system which should be followed by all the hospitals.
4. Nowadays it is believed that due to commercialization profession of doctors have become the second most corrupt
business after politics. In my opinion it is somewhat true also. Doctors today are lured by private hospitals and nursing
homes for commissions on sending the patients to them for medical tests and surgeries. Even they are given
commission by medical companies. Many a times they advice patients of irrelevant tests and put on unnecessary
medication just only to fill their pockets. There is a great need in here for tighter regulation and bringing of doctors
under the jurisdiction of states rather than MCI.
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Shilpa said: (Tue, Jan 1, 2013 12:39:06 PM)

I think commercialization is good since as we all know it provides better facilities, etc etc. Yes we all know they charge
high for their services and poor people cannot afford it but why to deprive rich and middle class than can afford these
facilities. If poor people cannot afford that doesn't mean we should stop developing our country. For poor people govt
should develop their hospitals to provide better amenities and govt should keep a check on privately owned hospitals
as well as govt so that no corruption takes place.
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Sathiesh said: (Sun, Dec 23, 2012 10:16:47 PM)

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Health Care is one crucial field where casualness or any sort of nonchalance attitude can by any chance be unaccepted.
But, to the saddest part, the world we live today is poised with scars of corruption even in this sanctuary field.
Following are the problems if it is under the governmental control:.
1. Corruption (of course prominent in a country with EXPERTS).
2. Lethargic attitude towards patients.
3. Poor infrastructure and equipment.
These further end up in providing a least care for the patients.
As brought out in earlier discussion points, commercialization would lead to opening up the sector to private player,
who, by virtue of their existence, would try to exploit and make the best profit out of business. But there are many
other advantages that these private organizations could bring in:
1. Better infrastructure and technology.
2. Health and clean environment.
3. Better Logistics (ambulance and emergency services).
4. Better Management and effective utilization of resources (Doctors, facilities).
5. Cost effective & quality solutions due to health competition.
Based on the locality requirement.
However, nothing comes as free and there is a considerable risk. Either the cost effectiveness may cut a hole on the
quality of service or the quality service can be rendered at a higher price. This problem of money laundering can be
reduced through proper Government control. The Government can implement guidelines on the standards and pricing.
Also, this has to be systemized by period audit by a transparent external agency. Various NGOs and private
organizations like Manipal, Aravind are currently doing well in the health care sector. With many MNC's showing
interested toward the CSI activities the controlled commercialization will certainly be a boon for our people.
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Wamika Saksena said: (Fri, Dec 14, 2012 01:01:47 AM)

No doubt, commercialization is creating more awareness among the people and therefore, people are attracted towards
those medical centers which are providing better health facilities.
Of course there is a price rise in this field too but if there's price rise then there are better facilities too which is helping
to cure a number of serious cases.
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Atul said: (Tue, Dec 4, 2012 04:35:36 PM)

Commercialization of healthcare if of course not such a good idea given we can enhance our govt aided medical schools
and hospitals. There is such deep routed corruption in this country that given the current status and numbers of our
Govt Medical schools and hospitals, a lot of needy are not getting the treatment they deserve and expertise are being
sold at higher prices to the ones who can either afford it or have contacts in the ministry.
On the other hand, if we can have proper regulations on the healthcare treatments, prices, pharma companies. It is not
that bad an idea to commercialize healthcare because this will attract more investors to open hospitals and medical
college thus reducing our dependence on a few big names who charge a fortune and exploit the customers.
So in the end, given our current scenario. It'll not really be beneficial to commercialize healthcare.
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Qein said: (Thu, Nov 15, 2012 11:14:01 PM)

Commercialization begins right from the root of system i.e a doctor who spend lakes of rupee would obviously think his
profession more like commercialization to get return of his investment. Firstly government should charge nominal fees
for medical students and this means only merit and deserving students should be given the chance to serve the
society. Government should take the initiative to bring trust of the patients by committing better treatment at
affordable price and only hire good doctors and deploy necessarily equipment for testing at affordable price. If thinking
in commercial way economically if the price is nominal more of the customers will seek the service and definitely this
will increase the revenue similarly government should give some concession card to the patients where they would get
some discount in the treatment. This way government can be blessed by the happy recovered patient as well as
government can earn some profit too.
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Sourav said: (Wed, Nov 14, 2012 07:22:28 PM)
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Commercialization of health care is not at all acceptable as it leads to money laundering through doctors and makes
the wealth concentrated in the hands of the branded health care service providers. It hones the skills to tap the
unlimited opportunities it gets by providing health care for higher rates thus making these institutions the "money
foxes." Privatization can lead to dominate the health care sector by showing its monopoly nature and makes the
service of health care availability for poorer a mirage. It squeezes the money for their wealth hunger from the poor.
Though quality is a positive side of commercialization of health care; it doesn't mean it will always deliver the right
service for the innocent people. It may further lead to black marketing of blood, organs and other medically valuable
parts from the patients who cannot raise their voice if anything happens against them. Medical scams are a possibility
if the health care commercialization takes place, leaving no space for poorer to avail the opportunity of getting best
health care services.
Commercialization of health care with proper involvement of government in fixing the costs and administering the
facilities, services offered with periodic monitoring can be a conclusion that can be achieved on commercialization of
health care.
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Umesh said: (Sun, Nov 11, 2012 05:35:13 PM)

There is nothing to be effect due to commercialization of health care. As there are two streams of people one is Rich
and other is Poor. The Rich people always affordable the cost of private sector service where as Poor can not. Here
government is one has to come forward and make the policy that costs are bearable to all streams of people also they
can upgrade or increase the government hospitals.
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Ankush said: (Wed, Nov 7, 2012 11:21:46 PM)

I'm agree with you my friends that commercialization leads to better health care but on the other part it is very costly
specially for economical challenged people. Also some private hospital taking more money by fooling peoples like I
have read n news paper that a hospital has admitted a patient but during which he was actually dead but the doctors
of that hospital declare him dead after doing false operation to snatch money from there families hand. So we have to
improve our government hospital condition so people will b secure of there health and also poor one will get proper
health care.
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Deepak said: (Sat, Nov 3, 2012 07:21:32 PM)

Commercialization means goods hospital with having better facilities, nursing care and technology, provide better
accessible, for people. But in India more than 80% of population is below poverty line these people cannot think for
private hospital for treatment they are depend on government Hospital, in these hospital bed ratio to population of city
is not satisfactory and facilities is not up to a marked level, govt should take step to invest in these hospital for better
health care provider according to nature of hospital, and also make policies to give discount for serious disease and
patient referral to higher private hospital, make a system for implementation and supervision of these policies, the
motive of commercialization is for human welfare not for owner profit.
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Sahil Patel said: (Wed, Oct 31, 2012 11:59:25 PM)

Commercialization of Health care can make it more cost-effective, more accessible and can improve quality of service.
WHO reports show that most of the civil hospitals/government hospitals in the country do not have proper equipment
and facilities and the ratio of number of beds to population of that city is very low for each of them. Increased
accessibility is the major benefit of Commercialization.
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Neelam said: (Tue, Oct 30, 2012 06:01:25 PM)

I am agree with all the points mentioned above that commercialization is good because it lead to good health care
facility but the main problem is that it leads to increase in cost and poor people can not afford. AS we know
Government is spending money on hospitals but the money is not able to utilize properly so in my opinion that money
should be utilize properly so that poor people can also have better health care facilities. Some strict rules should be
made so that money can be spend on right thing not on self benefit. This will lead to proper facilities in government
hospital also.
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Sindhu said: (Sat, Oct 27, 2012 11:03:33 PM)

I strongly believe that the flaw if any lies in the individual and not in commercialization. If the doctor understands the
sanctity of his profession and the trust people have on him he would never get commercialized. Commercialization is a
great idea as long as it applies to the system and not to the individual.
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Abhimanyu said: (Sun, Oct 21, 2012 03:29:58 PM)

According to me commercialization of health care is right till some extend because in India, if we talk about our
government hospitals they can make a healthy person sick.
We need good hospitals, doctors, nurses and new technology, which the commercial hospitals provide us. Plus they
have the best surgeons (specialist) , not like the government hospitals or defense hospitals which have mediocre s.
I agree the cost of surgeries are high but I think the government should have some bond with these hospitals in order
to improve the conditions of people staying in India, which will help poorer people to get their treatment done in these
It will ultimately lead to well fair of the people and decrease the people who die from wrong surgeries or lenient
Thank You.
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Rajdeep said: (Sat, Oct 20, 2012 02:12:09 PM)

Hello everyone,
I ve read opinions regarding commercialization of health care. First of all what is commercialization? It means private
owned hospitals. Commercialization is good as in private hospitals good infrastructure, update tech. , better nursing
facilities, qualified doctors are there but the thing is their expenses are high and poor people cannot afford it. Govt
should take care of it, some concessions will be provide to poor people and their motive should be welfare of people
not the profit oriented.
Thank you.
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Radha said: (Mon, Oct 15, 2012 09:37:21 PM)

Commercialization of health is bad, so we want to our government they make best hospitals where all people will treat
with humanity because as I know a patient is 5% cure by love and care. So I request to all doctors they are behaves of
all people to love and care and after the patient will cure they gives the many blessings of doctors so it is the profit of
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Chandrasekhar.Meruvu said: (Tue, Oct 9, 2012 06:54:52 PM)

In this world nothing is good/bad, thinking makes the difference.
In my opinion commercialization of health care is must.
Assume that we went to a doctor for simple problem: Doctors prescribes lot of tests and medicine.
In our opinion:He was utilizing the chance of making money for a simple problem.
In doctors opinion:It may be a serious issue. "God gives us life but doctors saves us from death".
Actually Present Situation:We (human beings) are very selfish, as to fulfill our needs we attempting deforest-ration, we
are using plastics, we are polluting air water.
As a result so many wild animals are becoming homeless and finally lifeless. They enters in to our cities and the
diseases passes from that wild animals.
So many people are dying with the simple diseases like cold, fever, headache.
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Swarnendu Samanta said: (Tue, Oct 2, 2012 03:16:23 PM)

Hi friends,
Regarding this topic I just want to say that Commercialization of health is necessary but it has also some negative
aspects. Yeah, We all agree that commercialization gives better health service to the urban area as well as rural area.
But recent tradition of health is in very bad condition. The health system is breaking down in point of view treatment. I
think, owners of this such commercial institute gives more importance in earning money than treatment. For example
now a days we see doctors want very types of tests before knowing any problem of the patient, OK its a very good
habit to give better treatment. But in past we used to see that doctors asked them to test after understanding the
problem. So I think either efficiency of the doctor is getting reduce or they are running behind money which is earned
as extra from such tests clinics. It does not effect to the upper class people but effects a large amount of poor people
who are not able to arrange at-least 2 meal in a day. We all agree that doctors are the 2nd who can save our life after
almighty GOD but if they run for money is very sad for us.
So I conclude that commercial of health is necessary but it should be kept in mind that we all want to live. Minimum,
keeping all the treatment within the range of middle-lower class highly commercialization is required for the better
health of our nation because HEALTH IS THE MOST VALUABLE than everything in life.
Thank you all a lot.
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Sharique Aman said: (Mon, Sep 10, 2012 02:34:48 AM)

Every coin has two sides. It have both positive and negative aspects. Health is wealth we all know well, every people
wants to be healthy. If our health goes down, then a problem create, where we should go, who can do well treatment
at minimize cost. One is private and another is government hospitals, from the name of government hospital one
things comes in our mind, that the, lack of equipment, quality and quantity of staffs, irregularity of doctors inadequate
of medicines and many other causes ones does not want to go, but money is a very important factor.
Treatment is being done at lower cost. But if we look at private hospitals, it is well equipped, good infrastructure, good
quality of doctors, also he give service hours, but the cost is high general people can not afford it. Commercialization is
good because its provide better treatment. Government should give subsidy to poor in an indirectly way. One thing I
would like to add here that, government expense money to improve the quality of hospitals but anti social element is
also responsible for this. Dedication should be present in every human, thus we can improve well. If we think from a
different angle where there a lack of government hospitals people goes to private for saving their life, by private
mortality rate of India has gone increased.
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Arun said: (Mon, Aug 27, 2012 10:05:49 AM)

Commercialization of health care has both positive and negative aspects. In a country like India where there are no
prime facilities for health care in government hospitals people prefer to visit private hospitals, where they are treated
very gently, but even collect a huge sum as bill. They are equipped with sophisticated equipment also. And people who
cannot afford to spend money in private hospitals?What about them?
In government hospitals, the doctors appointed are definitely very skilled, but the doctors do not give their 100%.
They are opening private clinics and advising their patients to meet them in their clinic. And even the medicines given
are not also efficient to cure the diseases. So it is essential for the people to migrate to private hospitals. The
Government should take immediate action and provide genuine medicines and also increase the working hours of the
doctors so that they are available to the patients all the time, and also equip the hospitals with the so called equipment
available in private hospitals !
Even the people are not safe after going to private hospitals, because many tests are conducted simply in private
hospitals which are not at all necessary !
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Sahil said: (Sat, Aug 18, 2012 01:23:48 AM)

According to me, it is quite evident that commercialization has provided a lot of support to the health care facilities in
India. A lot of points have been discussed in favor of commercialization.
Now considering whether commercialization is bad or not. Although poor people can’t afford treatment in private
hospitals but still these hospitals are not doing any bad to them if not good. Whether they exist or not is the same for
them. Moreover, the revenue generated from the Private Hospitals can be used to improve the facilities at the Govt.
Hospitals.There are a lot of private hospitals that have affordable treatment charges. Moreover, commercialization puts
pressure on the govt. and urges it to improve the pathetic condition of the govt. hospitals.
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So even if we imagine our India without the private hospitals, the condition of the people remains the same if not
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Atrayi said: (Wed, Aug 15, 2012 11:49:32 AM)

Commercialism of health care can be done in many ways,but the net result should be the availability of quality health
care at reasonable prices. With the advent of new devices,detection of many diseases can be done at lightning speed.
With the production of new and improved medicines, many diseases can be curbed before they unleash their attack.
But taking exorbitant prices for these medicines is not right. The doctors who prescribe these medicines are sent to
overseas tours, in multi-star hotels, even sometimes get an SUV as an gift if they facilitate the sale of huge amount of
a medicine of a particular pharma company. This 'gifts' raise the price of medicines.
This culture needs to be stopped immediately, and the use of medicines with generic names should be prescribed and
sold. In this way comman man will be able to make use of the medical advancement,without thinking much about the
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Ramya Shree said: (Sat, Aug 4, 2012 08:30:40 PM)

Commercialization in hospitals is not fair. Hospitalization is a service and not business. When people go to hospitals
they believe that doctors will take care and their life is in doctors hand. They are considered as gods to some extent.
We respect them and their knowledge. They should serve the country and not killing people just for money. Money is
not everything. Life is very precious.
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Mld said: (Tue, Jul 24, 2012 04:52:15 PM)

I think we missed one important point of discussion.
We are looking only commercial side and missing the benefits of better health facility.
I remember that before commercialization of the health care people need to travel to mega city for city scan and MRI
test. Patient have to travel @600 km in the ill condition.
I have seen that now you will find nice hospitals in the medium size city and you will find all the instrument in good
It help us to improve our health services.
Yes I do agree that cost of treatment has gone up which is not suitable for all, but if you think about the value of the
life of the person you will find that after commercialization if health services our it helps the people also.
I do agree that government also take positive action to improve the standard of government hospitals and also should
force the private institute to help poor people also.
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Vishal Jagtap said: (Tue, Jul 24, 2012 05:14:51 AM)

Hello Friends,
Commercialization of Healthcare in Bad or Good? Is it not a topic where we can give a 100% right opinion. Like every
coin has two side the same scenario is here commercialization of health care is not so far good because if we check
INDIA is the country of poor people, so every policy and changes are made considering poor people. If privatization is
made then poor people has to face financial problem, they don't have sufficient money to get the treatment done, And
other hand if government gives us a good services with minimum cost and if they reduce the paper work which require
before admit to any person in hospital it will be benefited to all. Now as I say coin has two side, yes privatization is
good up to certain level because we can increase our standard of level, advance techniques can be used. I have one
solution like if government can paid the charges of people then privatization will be really good. Govt only looking after
finance all other things will be done by private.
Thank you so much for giving me time to share my thoughts.
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Nipul said: (Sun, Jul 15, 2012 05:29:19 PM)
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Commercialization of health care mainly harm the poor section patients because they have no money for better
treatment otherwise health care concept applicable only economically sound people. Then treatment becomes
expensive and poor patients can not touch hospital/doctor treatment. Private sector will start to earn according to their
wish and health care becomes monopoly market. So, Government try to establish regional base some hospitals by
providing those facilities like private hospital have. If Government Does not work for public welfare then what functions
remain for for government Every man can not meet their expense from insurance & TPA, lot of people unable to pay
their minimum insurance premium.
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Neeraja said: (Tue, Jul 10, 2012 02:00:20 AM)

Commercialization of health care has both positive and negative aspects. In a country like India where there are no
prime facilities for health care in government hospitals people prefer to visit private hospitals, where they are treated
very gently, but even collect a huge sum as bill. They are equipped with sophisticated equipment also. And people who
cannot afford to spend money in private hospitals?What about them?
In government hospitals, the doctors appointed are definitely very skilled, but the doctors do not give their 100%.
They are opening private clinics and advising their patients to meet them in their clinic. And even the medicines given
are not also efficient to cure the diseases. So it is essential for the people to migrate to private hospitals. The
Government should take immediate action and provide genuine medicines and also increase the working hours of the
doctors so that they are available to the patients all the time, and also equip the hospitals with the so called equipment
available in private hospitals.
Even the people are not safe after going to private hospitals, because many tests are conducted simply in private
hospitals which are not at all necessary.
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Narayanan said: (Sun, Jul 1, 2012 12:22:42 PM)

Commercialization of healthcare has both positive and negative implications. On the one side, the Government is not in
a position to provide dependable, quality healthcare that is within everybody'reach. So private hospitals are needed to
compliment the efforts of the Government. But on the other hand many private hospitals have no qualms in fleecing
people in distress by forcing them to go through processes which are not really necessary and charging them
The solution probably lies in having a regulatory body which can oversee the activities of hospitals and draw up
guidelines for their functioning. It would be better if a body of reputed doctors known for their integrity are given
charge of this regulatory organisation. Dialog also may be initiated with providers of private healthcare whether the
expenditure on things like ambiance can be reduced. Is there really any need for hospitals to look like five star hotels?
Are all the expensive lab tests often prescribed really necessary? The regulators may look into these aspects.
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Anjali said: (Sun, Jun 17, 2012 10:03:38 AM)

I think that commercialization of healthcare has both positive and negative consequences. At the moment none of the
government hospitals seem to function properly. They are not adequately provided and also not hygienic. In such a
situation we definitely need more private hospitals which are well equipped. However the problem is that these
hospitals are quite expensive and are therefore out of the reach of the poor. In a country like India where more than
half the population is below the poverty line, private hospitals are like an unimaginable dream.
Therefore I think that instead of commercializing healthcare, the government should take steps to improve the quality
of government hospitals and ensure that they are adequately provided. Moreover doctors working in government
hospitals should be paid well as very often such doctors tend to open personal clinics and charge higher fees from poor
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Ashish Kumar said: (Fri, Jun 15, 2012 02:17:15 PM)

Hi friends, according to me commercialization in health is not good for all over country because if everybody thought to
make the profit in health care then health of people (means health of country) should down. So it is affected the grow
of country. Every type of health product should be best. If health product company provide his best product for health
then he thought about profit that is their responsibility about nation because health is wealth. So, its conclusion is first
thought about health then thought about profit. So, commercialization is good but after the health.
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Saroj Behera said: (Sun, Jun 3, 2012 01:01:27 AM)

Commercialization of healthcare is good for our country, it is fully depends up on our system. But our system is fully
corrupted. There are many rule & regulation made by our government for looking or investigating of private clinic's
working process. But it cannot implemented properly. That's why a poor people, a middle class people or may be reach
people suffers in cost problem, many fake operations, high cost medicines & injections without any need etc.
On the other hand in our government hospital, staffs & doctors are not coming regularly, not very high-fy facilities,
rough behaviour of doctors & staffs,
Irregularities of ambulance services, oldest equipment's are enough for killing a patient who is in good condition. So
definitely a people must go to the door of private clinics to save his life, he may be poor or rich, not a matter.
Commercialization of healthcare is running in a very smooth process in most of the developed countries, because their
system is not fully corrupted like India. So we cannot said that commercialization of health care is bad.
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Meenakshi said: (Sat, Jun 2, 2012 06:47:04 PM)

I read mukesh jhas views about this topic. I am really impressed. But here is my one question. If a rule is made that
the doctors have to work in rural areas firstly for certain years, what is the guarantee that they will do their duty
properly? in maximum government hospitals doctors will not be available at time. Our governments main motto is to
make higher and higher buildings. There will not be rather good infrastructure nor machinery. What will a doctor be do
at that time if will be available. He has to transfer the case to certain well known institute. Some times the patient will
not be able to reach there due to more critical condition. And if the patient reaches there, with out any known person
at that place, formalities of that institute makes the people depressed.
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Chaitri Parikh said: (Sat, May 19, 2012 06:13:44 PM)

Like their are two sides of every coin her also it is like this. Commercialization is good in one way as it has all good
facilities there doctors are good and responsible everything is managed well and patient is looked after very well which
is very important on other way private hospitals are too costly for poor people and government hospitals are not very
well managed as compared to private hospitals.
The solution for this is that government hospitals has to be made better with all the facilities and good doctors and all
the things that they lack as compared to private hospitals should be made available only then every person poor or rich
will trust government hospitals for their treatment.
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Nayan1623 said: (Thu, May 10, 2012 01:33:38 AM)

Commercialization of healthcare is definitely good for our country. Being a developing country, the advanced level of
treatment methods need to be adopted which will require higher investment. Thus there will be vision to gain profit
too. This will provide great opportunities to the doctors who start their own personal clinics and take hefty amounts.
This will also stop brain drain.
However I agree that a major section will not be able to utilize these facilities at the private hospitals but there are
always government hospitals in the country which should be improved in terms of services like infrastructure, hygiene,
quality of treatment and other logistics.
Why only hospitals, if you take examples of multiple pharma companies who are producing similar drugs have good
competition and this increases the sectoral growth in terms of medicine.
If we take the leading brand in supplements i.e. Amway, it is definitely for an upper class of people who can afford it.
So no doctor writes on the prescription about Amway supplements. Thus there are sectors in healthcare where
commercialization is definitely going to improve the current scenario of society but it needs to be regulated with proper
guidelines developed by government.
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Anil Sharma said: (Wed, May 9, 2012 02:56:53 PM)

Commercialization of health will good for the rich people but it will definitely affect the poorest section in country
because after the commercialization of health system computation will also be high for providing the just good facilities
in hospitals but those facilities will far far away from the poor peoples.
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Commercialization of health is bad for our country because it will affect the poorest section of peoples, so government
have to providing facilities in civil hospitals despite the commercialization of health care. The Richest section of peoples
already having high profile private hospitals like PGI etc but poorest section having only civil hospitals.
Commercialization of health will badly affect on poor peoples only but no affect will have taken by richest section.
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Vinay said: (Mon, Apr 30, 2012 03:49:21 PM)

I am not at all in favor of commercialization work in any perspective ! commercialization words itself shows the inability
or impotence of our government !1 Whether its in retail or its on Medical sector, If we have such a huge market why
not our government is exploring it, Why they are not maintaining the standard of our present government hospitals
who are lacking basic facilities! we can't say that our doctors are less trained or they are not having sufficient
experience you can check out the statistics that still in US there are many Indian doctors who have contributed
effectively to their society ! Last not but not the least its been seen that commercialization world used many times by
the politician not by the economist reason being they want to hide their wrongdoings or impotence through world
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Khushi said: (Wed, Apr 18, 2012 12:11:33 AM)

Commercialization is boon for only rich one, and curse for poor one. As due to this we can say that poor have no right
to get ill, otherwise they have to pay for this. Rich people are becoming too richer and poor one are becoming too
poorer. In govt hospitals poor people are facing a lot, as no one bother if any machine doesn't work. People are coming
from far places and doesn't get treatment. Ultimately rich people in commercialized hospitals are treated like god while
in govt hospital poor one are not even treated like a human being.
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Inder said: (Tue, Apr 17, 2012 09:13:09 PM)

Hello friend.
My point of view is that health care not be commercialization because
1. Poor people not get treatment because private health care charge are high.
2. Some facility provide by govt. Like pulse polio, bcg injection etc. Not get by poor people.
3. Population increases because government provide free facility of vasectomy after that people do not take advantage.
So if it will do for paying money than poor people not do vasectomy.
4. If health care are private than it is not a human service but it will be just business.
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Khem said: (Tue, Apr 17, 2012 09:28:21 AM)

I respect your opinion but for the general benefit health care system should be commercialize! we must understand
that not all poor are sick. In fact, they are healthier when compared to riches. Well, somebody should die to make
others live. Privatization has more benefits than what we see as a drawbacks. People will be concerned about the
sensation, they will have a sense of responsibility when the cost is involved. In fact, people will care less about
themselves when the medication is free.
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Mukesh Jha said: (Tue, Apr 10, 2012 12:59:13 AM)

As we all know that health is wealth. If one has better health then after he can think of better earning. So it is directly
related with our sustenance. So in my point of view commercialization of health care system should strictly prohibited.
Commercialization means providing services for one's own sake and benefit. And since our's is a developing country,
more than 80% population are still earning less than a dollar so in these situation even imagination of
commercialization may make ill to any poor. Now a days became very difficult for a common man to knock the door of
pvt hospitals for their treatment. Most of the poor person when heard about going to pvt hospitals their resistive power
to fight with the diseases drop down to half especially in metro cities.
It is true that pvt hospitals are providing better medical facilities but the ? is how many population of our country has
access to there. A poor man does need a air condition room in hospital, does not ever have desire to be surrounded
with beautiful nurses. He has only one dream how early he get rid of his disease so that he can earn bread and butter
for their dependent.
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India have better reputed medical institutions but this seems very absurd that despite of providing medical education
to them govt hospitals have to look for the substandard doctors on contract basis. Govt doctors absent their duty in
govt hospitals and always found on working either with bigger pvt hospitals or working in their own money factory i.e.
their own clinic.
In my view govt should come up with a regulation that whichever student study in the reputed organisation will have
to work for at least 10 years for the govt hospitals and esp in the rural areas where the medical facilities are not up to
the standards. And in between they can involve with any kind of pvt hospitals and if they find involved then their
medical license will be cancelled.
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Ishupreet Singh said: (Fri, Apr 6, 2012 11:31:25 PM)

According to me commercialization of health care is acceptable. I know there are many poor people out there so for
them we can have quota system for example : for every 20 people a doctor treats, he should treat at least 1 person
belonging to the poor strata either for free or some nominal fee.
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Priya said: (Thu, Apr 5, 2012 02:17:07 PM)

In my view privatization is not good. As in India more than 42% of the people lie below poverty line which can't afford
the bills of private hospitals. Private hospitals provide good facilities but their main motive is to earn money. Even if a
person is suffering from common cold or flu they ask them to do n no of test just to make money. If a person have
money to pay only he can get a good treatment.
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Shamim Arora said: (Mon, Mar 26, 2012 01:44:15 PM)

As per the discussion, we have to consider the fact that most of the indian population is below poverty line, they are
not having enough income for even food for two time a day, so if the commercialization of the hospitals is done, then it
is quite difficult for those people to get medical treatment, but again on the other side, it is fact that facilities in private
sectors are more in comparison of the govt. sector. Actually employees(doctors also)which are working in private
sectors they are having pressure to do they duty. So that's why private hospitals are performing well.
So finally what we can do:
We can concentrate that the doctor's in govt. hospitals work with full dedication.
we can increase their perks so that they will not think twice while doing their duty,Dedication comes only when person
is full oriented in one particular direction. So if doctors are concentrating on making money, they will not be able to
concentrate on their duty. That thing must also be in our mind while considering all the facts.
Also if the people which are having enough money for their treatment, they are not bothered about the
commercialization of the hospitals, they can get good treatment any where. Commercialization affects only the 'AAM
ADMI' badly.
So there should not be commercialization of health care goods.
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Simran said: (Sat, Mar 24, 2012 08:01:28 PM)

Hello friends, I would like to share my views on the topic discussed above. According to a common dictionary
commercialize means to Exploit for maximal profit, usually by sacrificing quality. As we get a clear picture of what
commercialize is we can make out that the motive behind commercialization is profit and sometimes it could be
sacrificing quality. As a matter of fact 'health is the wealth of a country'.
But why do we need health for a lump sum of money and of inferior quality? In my view commercialization can prove
to be good only when there is a section for the poor and the government keeps a regular check on the products and
equipment. If controlled properly commercialization of health will prove to be a boon for people of India. And soon we
would able to trace India on the top of the list of healthy countries.
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Shreejith said: (Wed, Mar 21, 2012 03:19:54 PM)

Commercialization of Health Care should be promoted as it results in better services as India has been prone to many
diseases which has led to huge number of deaths. Private hospitals provide excellent facilities along with highly
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qualified and experienced Doctors. Hence a proper treatment is possible at a high success rate. Moreover, a person
does not have to run to different health care centers or labs for different tests, all those requirements are fulfilled here.
The class of people that are affected by this are the lower middle class or the poor. The poor prefer Government
Hospitals due to the free treatment provided. Hence the revenue earned by taxing the private health care firms, should
be used in renovating the present Govt. Hospitals. This will help the poor in a big way. Sanitation rounds should be
introduced in Govt. Hospitals.
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Priyanka said: (Tue, Mar 20, 2012 07:22:35 PM)

According to me health centers should be commercialized because if it is commercialized then it can provide facilites
like better equipment which we cannot imagine in india, best consultants, doctors of the world. Yes this is true that
poor people cannot afford the heavy bills but yes if there is commercialization of health centres then we have double
1) we get treatment of all deceases cured in India itself.
2) Specified percentage of profit can be spent on treatment of poor people who cannot afford. Like for example
reserving beds in these hospitals, or proving subsidary, etc.
Therefore, I would like to conclude that with commercialization we can look at poor in better ways rather by expecting
better environment in government hospitals because that can only be a dream in India.
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