Annals of Neurosciences, Vol 22, No 1 (2015)

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good doctors for indian villages

Belle M Hegde


The usual complaints from politicians are that doctors do not go to villages. They try and devise quick-fix measures; some of them might even look draconian. Nothing seems to work in the long run. I have been hearing this for decades. In the year 1982 I had written an article in the Indian Journal of Medical Education on the need based medical education for India out with the 1857 London University Syllabus. Late Dr. Udupa, the then Chair of Medical Education Reforms Committee, had invited me to join them but I declined saying that if the ideas are good they could implement them. He agreed and took 100 copies of my article to be given to all from the PM down! The then PM who was keen on it was shot at and later Udupa also died and the whole process ended there.


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