Letters Are India’s quacks the answer to its shortage of doctors?

Benefits of training India’s quacks

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i928 (Published 16 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i928
  1. Vagish Kumar L Shanbhag, reader
  1. Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Yenepoya Dental College and Hospital, Yenepoya Research Centre, Yenepoya University, Mangalore-575018, Karnataka, India
  1. vagishkumar_12{at}rediffmail.com

The question of whether training quacks is the answer to India’s shortage of doctors is an interesting one.1 Although such a policy would promote and legalise quackery, the poor health facilities in remote villages mean …

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