Build back better: Why Indian construction must grapple with extreme heatBMJ 2022; 377 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o1473 (Published 16 June 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;377:o1473
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I remember my undergraduate days in Preventive and Social Medicine Department 46 years ago, when we used to visit underprivileged people.
We used to attend to their health issues, help our Medical and Paramedical staff in providing healthcare.
We also used to visit their houses to survey their living conditions. We used to explain to the families about healthy practices.
A point I noted was that many of the families had left their homes and landed in cities due to the lure of better prospects, only to find that they had gone from the frying pan into the fire.
A theorist in politics, nearly 2345 years ago proposed a sort of cellular architecture of civilization where every settlement such as village, town or city would be self-sufficient economically, resources-wise, governance-wise and would be interconnected with other settlements. Had the concept been put into practice, such distressing realities would not have occurred.
MBBS MD FCGP FAMS FICP.
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