Leading UK health campaigner Dr Kailash Chand met Dr KK Aggarwal in India to discuss the crisis in the NHS
Dr Kailash Chand is a leading health campaigner and honorary vice-president of the British Medical Association and a Fellow of the Royal College of GPs, who was named by Pulse magazine one of Britain’s fifty best doctors.
Dr KK Aggarwal is a leading Indian cardiologist, former president of the Indian Medical Association and current president of the Confederation of Medical Associations of Asia and Oceania.
Recently, the two eminent medics met to discuss the crisis in the UK’s health service, which Dr Chand described as the ‘NHS in ICU’ – the intensive care unit:
Dr Chand told the SKWAWKBOX:
The NHS is withering away and if things carry on as they are, then in the future people will be denied the care they once had under the NHS and have to pay more for health services.
But the NHS made an error from the start: building services around treatment rather than prevention. We see the ramifications of this today. By seeking only to treat ill health rather than also tackling its causes, successive politicians have lost sight of the path to securing the NHS.
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