BANGALORE: “In the new millennium, there is no alternative to Public Private Partnership (PPP) models for healthcare. The government will move on to become a purchaser of healthcare instead of a provider,” said National Research Professor Dr M S Valiathan.
He was addressing the inaugural session of Convergence 2012, an annual conference organised by the The Institute of Finance and International Management (IFIM) Business School.
Speaking about healthcare in the country, Dr Valiathan stressed the need for decentralisation of healthcare and involving local bodies.
Discussing health insurance, Dr Valiathan stated that the government could not afford to spend `1,00,000 crore on setting up a National Health Scheme on the lines of those which exist in foreign countries.