Published On: Thu, Feb 8th, 2018

‘Unqualified doctors’ put ‘uneducated rural people’s life’ in danger

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When an national news media interviewed some people located in the village in which an unqualified doctor spread the HIV virus through the usage of common syringe among his patients for whom he offered a low cost treatment (much lower than what the government normally offers), it identified that it was the ‘low cost’ factor that attracted the uneducated, poor, villagers towards the treatment offered by the unqualified doctor whose treatment never pushed the people into the trap of financial difficulty.

The Indian public medical sector is supposed to give ‘low cost treatment’ to the rural population of our country. Technically, the government does offer it in each and every rural village.

But, what the media learned is that the doctors working in the public sector medical institution in this village often prescribe expensive medicine. In that way, even if the treatment is low cost in the public sector institution, the villagers are forced to pay more at the medical shop (as most of those expensive medicines are often unavailable for low cost in the public sector medical institutions).

In any sense, here, the real culprit is the system.

Had the system which the public feeds and protests provided low cost treatment and medicines through its public medical institutions, the system might have saved those poor people who suffered the consequence of the unscientific treatment.

 

Vignesh. S. G

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‘Unqualified doctors’ put ‘uneducated rural people’s life’ in danger