What ails India's two-tiered healthcare system? A philosophical enquiry

Ghoshal, Rakhi (2015) What ails India's two-tiered healthcare system? A philosophical enquiry. Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, 12 (1). pp. 25-29. ISSN 0974-8466

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India's two-tiered healthcare system (viz the public and private sectors) has been suffering from various ailments, and each sector has been criticised for its own set of deficiencies. Against this backdrop, this article explores whether there is any possible commonality between the two sectors, and suggests that the "common logic; or common ground, is the model of biomedical knowledge, which forms the foundation of both sectors. It is to problems inherent in the "model of biomedical knowledge" that certain gaps in each sector can be traced. It is only when we have identified the lapses at the root of the structures of each sector that we can plug the gaps in healthcare. The author suggests that it would be best to analyse the gaps through a philosophical enquiry, and to offer a probable solution, turns to the methodologies of care ethics and feminist standpoint epistemology.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Research > Research Center - Technical
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2016 09:49
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2016 09:49
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/146462

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