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
It has been quite a long hiatus since I last wrote here, and a plethora of changes have affected my life since then. I hope to write about them sometime, and start writing here on a more regular basis, as before. Tonight’s post comes from a sleepy place called Narela, situated at the Delhi-Haryana border, where I have been posted at a District Hospital for … Continue reading Despatch from Narela: Another Rural Posting Experience
The rural-urban health gap in India is an inconvenient truth – one which we may not acknowledge exists, but it does. The fact remains that even students who come from interior villages, once they get their degrees done, hardly tend to return to their roots. The Newspaper Headlines today reminded me of my memories of working in a community health center in rural West Bengal. … Continue reading Rural Posting for MBBS Interns: My Experience