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1) Elaborate on the nature of corruption in healthcare systems in India. How do you think India can cure corruption in healthcare systems? Critically analyse. (250 words)

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health. Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development.

1) Elaborate on the nature of corruption in healthcare systems in India. How do you think India can cure corruption in healthcare systems? Critically analyse. (250 words)

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Why this question:

The article discusses in detail how the prevailing corruption conditions in the healthcare industry of India.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must discuss in detail the issue of corruption in health industry, causes and consequences of it and measures to tackle the same.

Directive word:

Elaborate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Critically analyzeWhen asked to analyze, you  have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgement.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

In a few introductory lines explain with facts prevailing conditions of corruption in the health industry.

Body:

  • Highlight that corruption in the healthcare sector is old news. Almost everybody in the country has been a victim of some form of graft or malpractice—be it inflated bills, wrong diagnosis, or substandard treatment.
  • Discuss the incidences of corruption that are regularly witnessed –

Lack of ethics amongst health professional, cost cutting, lack of value to patients, lack of accountability etc.

  • What needs to be done?
  • Suggest measures to overcome – digitization, public private partnership in the healthcare industry, regulatory mechanisms etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude with what should be the way forward.

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