There's a expose on News nation TV channel -- Operation Jonk -- (jonk is blood sucking Leech in English) on how 30%-50% commissions are given for referring patients. SRL and 9 other diagnostic centers were subjected to sting operation in different localities of Delhi. Health minister will probably now order inquiry and this Network Of Commission Operators in healthcare industry in India will come up in parliament also.
Now wonder doctors want so many tests to be done. One specific case was where both CT SCAN and MRI as ordered and commission paid by check after deducting TDS. Who pays? Ultimately a helpless patient.
There's another fraud going on in healthcare industry. Patients are not allowed to get drugs from outside when admitted to certain hospitals. From attached pharmacies stuff is sold for 2 -3 times the cost in open market.
This would also explain why "So Called EXPERTS" recommend HIGH CARB LOW FAT Nonsensical dietary advise to Diabetics It's all about Moola (money) ... your health is not their main concern.
This is why I always go directly to Thyrocare (and not doctor recommended centers) and bargain hard for discounts :) more