Just saw this news piece on The Hindu: Frankly, I am not sure whether I should be outraged or applaud the Dental Council of India. On one hand this would mean more trained doctors for providing proper care to the rural Indian population, but on the other it would be morally repugnant to both the Dentists and the rural patients. It would mean that the … Continue reading BDS+MBBS Trained Doctors for Rural India: Second Class Care or Disruptive Innovation?
These past couple of days, the medical student community of Delhi (and by extension, India) has been seething with discontent over a piece of legislation that has been reverted after intense pressure from junior doctors at all levels. I have been very vocal on twitter and social media about the unfairness of this sudden imposition of a policy, to the level that I managed to … Continue reading Rural Posting Post-MBBS: Part 1 – Why it is a bad idea
I have been known to lament the loss of the prestige of the basic medical degree (MBBS) in India. While you may or may not agree with it, the truth remains that nobody who is doing (or has recently done) an MBBS course wants to stay out at that level. Everyone wants to go and be a specialist or super-specialist. In the melee of confusion … Continue reading The Family Physician: A Dying Romantic Idea