Another option is 'taking direct action to reduce expenditure on pharmaceuticals, both by encouraging the use of generic drugs and by restricting or prohibiting the use of expensive branded pharmaceuticals' (CEC 2002, p43). Suppliers of medical equipment may be asked to reduce the astronomical prices they charge for their goods in exchange for some Government incentives such as reduced taxes or more tenders or contracts.
'Nanomedicine is a further exciting new field that has the potential to revolutionize healthcare. It involves the monitoring, repair, construction and control of human biological systems at the molecular level, using engineered "nanodevices" PricewaterhouseCoopers 1999, p22).'
New medical opportunities could totally revolutionize healthcare systems despite concerns about spiraling costs. These technologies include Genomics, biotechnologies, nanotechnologies, telesurgery and robotics.
The Education Authorities should be proactive in redressing the shrinking pools of talent and young recruits. On the other hand the Immigration department could also play a major role by providing healthcare professionals who have fled their countries to play a hand in developing the health care system.