Trust in public health facilities can be regained only by changing the culture of service: Dr. Alexander Thomas

    Trust in public health facilities can be regained only by changing the culture of service: Dr. Alexander Thomas
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    Alexander Thomas, founder-member and president of the Association of Healthcare Providers of India (AHPI), founder-member and president of the Association of National Board Accredited Institutions (ANBAI), founder-member and president of the Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organisations (CAHO) and consultant to the World Bank, has served the healthcare sector for over 30 years. He played a key role in advancing the progress in India's healthcare landscape, especially in quality and communication.

    He is also a member of the four-person committee set up by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to investigate ways to reduce the cost of medical training, Member of the Working Group on Public Private Partnership (PPP) for Non-Communicable Diseases in District Hospitals, NITI Aayog, Government of India; Member-Secretary, Task Force on Karnataka Public Health Policy, Karnataka Jnana Aayoga, Government of Karnataka; Board Member, National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Organisations (NABH).

    In this wide-ranging interview to S. Rajendran, Karnataka Representative of The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy, Dr. Thomas speaks at length on the distinct features of the National Health Policy, which, in his view, will benefit the common people and the country.