MAYBE

Short Story written by Abanti Chattopadhyay

Ashvini hated to pack. The idea of cramming all her articles into one ratty, browning backpack was as unappetizing, as picking up a stray wet hair from the bathroom floor. She felt myopic – never knowing what exactly to take, and what she could do without. And at the end of it, she would always forget something.

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HAS THE INDIAN HEALTHCARE SYSTEM FAILED?

“Sir, you have Cancer and you need to get this treated “

“Madam, everybody has to die one day and what’s the point? If I eat these expensive medicines my family will die of poverty.”

This is was an honest reply given by a Cancer patient, when he was informed of his impending doom. Heart breaking right? People prefer death over life !

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