Ruhi Kandhari

Staff Writer - Healthcare • India Edition

Ruhi writes on the impact of healthcare policies, trends in the healthcare sector and developments on the implementation of Electronic Health Records in India. She has an M. Sc. in Development Studies from the London School of Economics.

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Will India save its hospitals before they save India?

Ujjval, that kind of granular data should take a couple of months. In the meantime, you could read the FICCI EY report on the sector available here - http://www.ficci.in/pressrelease-page.asp?nid=3677 . Also here are some of our old data based stories on the healthcare sector - https://the-ken.com/story/big-hospitals-lean/ , https://the-ken.com/story/indian-hospitals-greener-pastures/ and https://the-ken.com/story/kkr-radiant-max-hospital/

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Will India save its hospitals before they save India?

Hi Nupur, the story is neither arguing for a bailout, nor is it saying that the doctors who can afford to take salary deductions should be paid. It indicates that if a sector faces losses then not just well paid doctors but other staff like the nurses, ward boys etc become vulnerable. Their livelihood and their loves are at risk. And I agree with you that it is a system failure. The public health system should have been much better prepared for infectious diseases and even pandemics.

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A trust deficit at Tata Trusts

Thanks for your comment, Shobhit. 1) No. The question of legal dispute arose only when the I-T department cancelled Tata Trusts' registration in 2019. No lawyers were hired before that 2) The story is not making a value judgement on what the Tata Trusts should do and what they should not do or what is a better kind of philanthropy. That conclusion is possible only if an auditing body does impact assessment of their initiatives and shares the results. Tata Trusts' annual reports are indicative at best 3) I disagree with you on this, Shobhit. A journalist (and The Ken does) critically comment on business models of companies or the approach of a not-for-profit even if there is no corruption involved. The objective is to tell a critical story substantiated with evidence. Not every critical story can be about corruption and not every story about corruption may be critical 4) The link between Tata Sons and Tata Trusts was beyond the scope of this story

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