are the words of one of the leading heart surgeons in India.
This stands true not only for Indian healthcare but for healthcare across the world, especially for many Western countries. The cost of even life-saving procedures such as heart surgery in the West is beyond the reach of many people; if uninsured.
It is true that when a treatment which is as serious as heart surgery, brain surgery or cancer treatment is involved, quality is the most important thing. And the Cost should take a back seat.
On the contrary, these treatments are among the most expensive treatments. This is because they require sophisticated technology which comes at a high cost. And the treatment requires highly specialized doctors and surgeons, who obviously charge a premium.
There are two important points here. One, you should have the money to pay for the h…