Economist calls plan to attract foreign patients ‘evil’ and ‘crazy’

Economist calls plan to attract foreign patients 'evil' and 'crazy' - The Nation, October 30, 2010
Prominent economist Ammar Siamwala yesterday called for the government to stop its plan to become a medical hub. He said the policy had already adversely affected the public health system by diverting resources, including physicians, from public hospitals to treat foreign patients instead of the poor in rural areas.
Being a medical hub "is the worst policy that the government could ever think up", he said...

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