ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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HEALTH-Breakdown of Public Health System

Breakdown of Public Health System D Banerji NEWSPAPER reports of serious epidemics due to three different infectious diseases from three corners of the country in the second fortnight of April 1984 underline the extent of breakdown of the public health system. The epidemics have affected scores of thousands of people (almost exclusively the poor) and thousands have lost their lives. Reference here is to outbreaks of bacillary dysentery in West Bengal, Type B virus Hepatitis in Gujarat and cholera and 'gastro-enteritis' in the metropolitan city of Bangalore.

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