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Gard and Evans
Gard and Evans

A Reflection on What Might Happen in India

Author(s): Abhay Vaidya, Sourabhi Sahakari
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Ethics / Practical Philosophy, Comparative Law
Published by: Trivent Publishing
Keywords: Charlie Gard; Alfie Evans; public hospital; India; healthcare; medical ethics;
Summary/Abstract: Although Charlie Gard and Alfie Evans were treated in public hospitals where the costs of treatment were borne by the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), the management decisions were not influenced by cost implications, and health professionals acted in their patients’ best interests. By contrast, in a developing country such as India, very few government-funded hospitals match the resources of the NHS. Private healthcare is expensive, and socio-economic, cultural, religious, political and legal issues influence the treatment decisions. In this chapter, the authors analyse why the NHS is unique compared to developing countries such as India.

  • Page Range: 270-296
  • Page Count: 27
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: English