London: Britain`s cash-strapped National Health Service (NHS) is planning to strike up a series of healthcare deals in India, including inviting Indian doctors to treat patients in UK, in a bid to boost its coffers. Patricia Hewitt, Labour`s former health secretary and current chair of UK India Business Council (UKIBC), claimed that between 10 and 20 NHS trusts are holding talks with Indian providers and "half a dozen to a dozen" should reach an agreement by 2015.
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