30 September, 2020

‘Gorakhpur Tragedy Shocked, But Didn’t Surprise’: K. Srinath Reddy

Our society's negligent approach allow children to die without medical care, K. Srinath Reddy, president of the Public Health Foundation of India tells Outlook.

‘Gorakhpur Tragedy Shocked, But Didn’t Surprise’: K. Srinath Reddy
outlookindia.com
2018-06-22T14:31:45+05:30

K. Srinath Reddy, president of the Public Health Foundation of India chaired the high-level expert group on universal health coverage. In an interview with Pragya Singh, Reddy blames “our society’s negligent approach” for children dying in hospitals from treatable conditions, and argues that less economic inequality would mean better public health even at the same per capita GDP.

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