Large hospitals may provide world class treatment to the richer sections in society, but the poor have to make do with average or bad facilities, or spend all of their money on quality health care. The problem is compounded by medical graduates, most of whom prefer to cater to urban populations.

This leads to a huge urban-rural healthcare divide. While Government schemes and conscientious citizens are trying to bridge the gap, medical professionals must be encouraged to use their skills toward accessible and affordable healthcare for the rich and poor alike.

T. Priyadharshini

Peelamedu

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