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People's Health in People's Hands: A Model for Panchayati Raj

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 12 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:482
  1. R N Villar

    When one considers the enormous problems that face the Indian health care system the trials and tribulations of Britain's meagre NHS pale into insignificance. And yet, after reading People's Health in People's Hands, I sense similarities between our two countries.

    Dr Antia and Kavita Bhatia have put together a compelling argument for restructuring and reshaping the Indian health care system. Though I have now visited the country in a medical capacity on eight occasions, this book taught me a lot. It taught me what I had long suspected: that neither the legislature nor the ministers have a clear idea of public health problems. Primary health care is …

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