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Indian doctors condemn move to fund treatments abroad for civil servants

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 19 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5677
  1. Soumyadeep Bhaumik
  1. 1Kolkata

An announcement by the Indian government that civil service officers will be reimbursed for approved medical treatments they receive outside India has led to calls of hypocrisy from doctors.

A circular from the Department of Personnel and Training earlier this month extends the benefit of medical treatment outside India to staff in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), the Indian Police Service (IPS), and the Indian Forest Service (IFoS) as well as …

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