South Asian health: what is to be done?

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7443.837-b (Published 01 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:837

Initiative is exciting fantasy

  1. Sanjay Mansukhbhai Rajpara (sanjasunil@yahoo.com), senior house officer dermatology
  1. Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospitals NHS Trust, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool L14 3LR

    EDITOR—Improving health in South Asia by involving doctors and the BMJ sounds exciting, but I think it is a fantasy.

    India has no centralised system for health care. Many talented doctors practise, and there are institutes where people work according to the latest evidence and guidelines. But there …

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