My old distant uncle, who migrated to the states of Ohio 20 years ago, came to India for heart surgery. When questioned, he said the hospital’s infrastructure is among the best in the United States. But the number of patients in cardiac surgery, dental surgery, breast surgery, cosmetic surgery is increasing with the rate of addition, many patients are waiting. There is no waiting list of patients for treatment and surgery in India in the international hospitals like faculties available in India with medical costs around 20%.
The US spends more on treatment and medicines than India spends on 1.16 billion people and the relative costs of health care continue to rise. Review of records indicates that medical treatment on which the United States spends more than $2 billion is a significant percentage of gross domestic product.
In India, health insurance is not yet developed. The government has its hospital for treatment at nominal cost of all its residents. Various medical treatments and essential medicines are widely available and at a nominal price compared to the United States. Medical procedures used in the United States are not applicable in India. Many people do not consult doctors and buy medicines known from drug stores. Many people in rural India continue to believe in the medical treatment system with herbal medicines, yoga, meditation and many others that are less expensive. Medical care is not a problem for many seniors because they are supported by the joint family system. Medical practice is not a great profession in India. People seeking money in the medical profession and pharmaceutical industry continue to migrate to developed countries, including the United States.
The activity of the medical and pharmaceutical industries directly affects household states and taxpayer incomes. Most people in the US get their health insurance from their employer. Not everyone, however. Large trading houses provide medical treatment. But most Americans have health insurance at their level or remain without health insurance.
The main reason for the high cost of the medical and pharmaceutical industry in the United States is that most medical services, infrastructure, technology and medicines are more expensive than in India. The cumbersome procedures for medical treatments such as scanners, MRI for common ailments give more profit to the pharmaceutical industry at the expense of its people.
Some say that the American industry spends more on medical treatments and drugs for its employees and the marketing of its products than on the production of its product. The level of media activity in the medical industry continues to affect the minds of ordinary people and obscures the reality of profit margins being inflated by the press, media and television advertisements.
Here is the main reason – that the people of the United States visit India for medical treatment, especially cosmic and plastic surgery for the same quality available in India at a much lower price.
1. The same medical treatment, medicines and services available in India for the same surgeries and medical treatments for different diseases are higher in the United States.
2. The infrastructure cost of United States medical insurance systems, which adds to the cost of medical treatment, drugs, and services.
3. Superior equipment of advanced technology and procedures for common diseases that increase the cost of medical treatment, medication and surgery in India;
4 In India, medical treatment, medicines and the medical industry are considered essential and social services are expected to follow the various checks and moral benefit. In the United States, the medical and pharmaceutical industry is viewed as a business and profit margins are uncontrolled.
5. In India many drugs are used that are ten times cheaper than the same drugs sold in the name of houses patenting large pharmaceutical and medical equipment that believe in religion of wealth and nothing else.
People in the United States are victims of inflated margins of their own goods and inflated medical insurance industry and no competition in India. Pharmaceutical industry in India faces audit costs and control room costs by experts, why can’t it be applied to pharmaceutical industry in US
The United States is now a party to the human rights treaties that deal with rights related to health. This includes the right to health and other rights related to the conditions necessary for health. American people should raise their voices against abnormally high margins from the pharmaceutical industry and hospital medical supplies.