Medical tourism can wait; basic healthcare first

It's painful to see old, ailing people languishing for medical attention in a city that never tires of flaunting its healthcare and social justice policies. Come to think of it -- there are close to 60 voluntary organisations in Chandigarh and at least 15 helplines to support people in need of care. But for some reason, none of them has managed to spot the 70-something Amar Singh, who has been living at the Sector 30 bus stop, adjacent to CBI office, for about four months. Alone and incapacitated, he can barely move; so he lies in a corner all day, awaiting help.