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During election time, party manifestos focus on free treatment and insurance, not health infra


At a time when people are raising questions about the number of ventilators, intensive care unit beds and other medical facilities, the focus on free treatment or free insurance exposes an apathy towards a critical requirement.

New Delhi: With the spotlight turning to healthcare amid the Covid-19 outbreak, political parties in India appear to be on a sticky wicket as they promised mostly freebies in recent election manifestos rather than presenting a comprehensive plan to boost infrastructure.

At a time when people are raising questions about the number of ventilators, intensive care unit beds and other medical facilities, the focus ...


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