I have never met a public health or health professional, neither from public sector nor from private sector who utters a single word when you talk about strengthening a health system through eradication of corruption rather than pumping money here and there just to reach some 'Goals' set by some foreign country. What they would rather suggest is pump or spend more and more money (obviously without any accountability and transparency) for the health system. Run thousands of schemes without knowing the flow of money that is being wasted or getting wasted - the root cause of all evils in the system. Government wants to do 'architectural' reforms using public money. Have we ever asked government where does it really go? No we haven't. Everyone knows the answer - it is actually doing some great 'architectural corrections' to the accounts and pockets of NGOs, government health workers (right from top brass DG Health, Ministers etc. to ASHA) and of course drug manufacturers and chemists. Its not that they haven't achieved what they intend to (institutional deliveries etc.). However,doing architectural corrections and strengthening the system just does not mean only spending money lawlessly and achieving targets. Since economy had a boom, we had enough money but economic wisdom says that boom changes into a bust soon. Today we are spending money like we waste water in Northern Plains of India. We need to take a heed, we still have time. Its ensuring accountability and transparency in the use of public money that strengthens the system, not just hefty amounts of grants and money. Any public health professional/ academician who wants to see a good health system in place should never ignore the conversation on corruption in health system. If you can't do anything about it, just talk about it. I don't why academicians do not talk about it at all. What they want is just more funding and more programs.