About The Campaign
The path to reduce inequality cannot be formed without ensuring access to quality education and healthcare for all. The rapidly proliferated private health sector in India is weakly regulated, with profits often placed above patients. As a result, cases of over-charging, exploitation, over-prescription, and kickbacks are rampant. Raising voice against the increasing exploitation by corporate hospitals and demand for strengthening of regulatory frameworks for private medical sector in urgently required.
In contrast, the education sector is not yet equally privatized. However, more than 40% students at the elementary level in India attend private schools. While government schools are frequently vilified for their poor quality, there are various issues in the functioning of private schools that are not problematized. Private schools are increasingly characterized by arbitrary fee hikes and gross overcharging, leading to huge out of pocket expenditure for parents.