Healthcare is a field plagued by information asymmetry. The doctor always knows more than the patient and this is what makes patients vulnerable to exploitation in many cases.
After all, the targets in SDG3 would carry greater weight, if patients didn’t have to rely on doctors or healthcare providers who are regulated by informal relationships guided by friendship or family or second opinions. The need for better health care compliance is a pressing and growing need.
How policy inertia and a gender bias resulted in a failure to create an inclusive, ‘health-promoting framework’ that will help India achieve its SDG Goals.