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

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Crisis in the Medical Profession in India

The cumulative effect of the numerous shortcomings in the medical profession in India is the virtual breakdown of the public health system.
THE medical profession in India is in the midst of a profound crisis. This crisis has percolated deep into most of medical and health institutions and organisations. The morale of the medical personnel seems to have touched a new low. This crisis has been brewing for a considerable time. One reason for the sudden outburst is that hitherto a sustained effort had been made to cover it up through deliberate neglect of collection of some key information, active suppression and distortion of information, indulging in cheap propaganda gimmicks and spread of disinformation. However, the situation has now worsened to such an extent that it is no longer possible to keep the lid on. Three categories of symptoms of the crisis are presented below.

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