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Filler A patient who changed my life

A costly lesson

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 07 December 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1206
  1. Ranjna Garg, specialist registrar, Russell Hall Hospital, Dudley (

    In India, patients pay for their prescriptions. Government employees can claim the cost back, but this is not the case for most self employed people or labouring classes who live on a day to day basis. In the first year of my postgraduate training in India, I was asked to help in the medical outpatient clinic. I gave a patient …

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