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india Updated: Jun 03, 2012 22:39 IST

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Ailing healthcare sector needs a fresh injection of reforms
This refers to the article A worthy dream (Special to HT, May 28) by Aamir Khan. I second the writer's view on the need for a national health policy that will ensure that more and more people have access to affordable healthcare in the form of more public medical colleges and generic medicine stores. The government and the medical community need to work in tandem to ensure that more hospitals are built, health insurance coverage is expanded, technology is used to reduce the cost of medical treatment etc. Our ailing heal-thcare sector needs a fresh dose of reforms to meet the challenges that it is currently facing.
Harish Benjwal, Delhi

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It is appalling that after so many years of Independence affordable healthcare is still a distant dream for many in our country. A large population is deprived of affordable medical facilities because of the low penetration of government schemes, and thus benefiting only a few people. It's time government welfare schemes are made popular and more public hospitals are built.
Shiza Akhtar, Bhopal

Mamata not a good sport
This refers to the editorial She's got the team spirit (June 1). It was disheartening to see West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee presenting gold chains to the players of Kolkata Knight Riders, a privately owned team in the Indian Premier League, whose sole connection with Kolkata is merely in its symbolic name. No other state has ever squandered public money in this manner. However, amidst such gloomy news, Viswanathan Anand's fifth victory in the World Chess Championship was encouraging and he must be considered for the Bharat Ratna.
Kajal Chatterjee, Kolkata