Primary care in urban areas is dominated by single practitioner clinics and unqualified practitioners. The markets where these providers operate are fragmented and unregulated, and quality of care is unreliable. In the recent years, several initiatives have attempted to reduce fragmentation of private providers in health and improve access to good quality affordable care for the urban poor. This paper discusses the healthcare delivery models of three of these initiatives.
Urban Primary Healthcare and Private Sector in India – A Brief Analysis of Kriti, Swasth India, and Viva Sehat