‘I’ve seen a dead child in the same hospital bed as a living child as there’s no space’

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“I have seen filthy toilets, no water, shabby buildings practically falling apart, cobwebs, lab equipment and drugs strewn about [in India’s primary health centres],” shares Dr. Vandana Prasad, national convener for the Public Health Resource Network (PHRN), a voluntary network of public health practitioners striving to promote ‘Health for All’.

In an interview Dr. Prasad shares her understanding of India’s public healthcare system and its shortcomings, and what needs to be done to turn the tide. Read more

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