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Free Treatment in Private Hospitals: Myth or Reality?

India poses a paradoxical picture where health system is concerned, on one hand India has one of the most privatised health care sector and on the other hand the public health system is in muddle. Considering this fact, Sama undertook a study within the framework of understanding the functioning of the private sector in regards to policy and access to health care for the poor. This report attempts to understand and explore the legal provision of free treatment for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) in the context of subsidies provided to the private hospitals by the State