India Aims For The World’s Biggest Health Care Overhaul

The Nashik Civil District Hospital is a government facility about 100 miles outside Mumbai. The director, Dr. Suresh Jagdale, acknowledges that the mortality rate is higher than that of private hospitals, but he says he

Posh private hospitals give world-class care — and serve lattes. At government facilities, cancer patients sleep on the sidewalk. But the prime minister has a plan to help the poor.

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