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Higher quality, lower costs: India’s cancer grid promise

What started as a four-hospital network of Tata Memorial Hospital has grown into a 177-centre grid that sees 700,000 new cases every year. International support is pouring in, as is patient inquiry. Ayushman Bharat is plugging into the grid, too. Will peer pressure bring India’s private healthcare providers onboard?

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No matter the time of day, the visitors in queue at Mumbai’s Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH) always have a discomfiting poise. Most have travelled long distances; but the group seems curated by one illness, cancer. An illness that can be manageable, like a chronic disease, but often isn’t.  In 2012, the leadership at TMH, the…

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