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Cases of medical quackery are increasing everyday. The solution lies in identifying degrees that various recognised institutions issue. Also, if a quack is found in one state, this information must be shared to all states, so they do not practice elsewhere. If a tainted doctor wishes to practice, he must register with local police stattion, and his qualifications must be checked again. Your views if they differ from mine plz???

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Asked by cyrus irani, 08 Nov '09 05:42 pm
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There is 50% illiterate population in our country. Because of ignorance and not able to afford allopathy, these people go for alternate systems of medicine. No wonder they land up on the doors of quacks who exploit them to the full. There is acute shortage of proper medical facilities not only in villages but also in urban slums where quacks flourish. Our govt, has failed to provide drinking water and education, health is least among priorties. In deep interior where I work in a 110 bedded power project hospital , for last 13 years, not a single Primary health centre has been added in 100 km. radius. Those already there lack basic medicines, medical tests, delivery facilities or indoor beds. Our planners now think of rural MBBS - another farce.
Answered by sunil sharma, 08 Nov '09 06:30 pm

 
  
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People believe in them
Answered by dhanendra kumar jain, 08 Nov '09 05:52 pm

 
  
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It happens because of shortage of doctors n at times reluctance of doctors to serve in the rural areas.So,if that can be taken care of,the problem of quack will vanish.
Answered by Damodar Biswal, 08 Nov '09 05:49 pm

 
  
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I very much agree with you.However the police in India is one of the most corrupt departments and chances are that any quack will have his way by just offering some money to the local police.Something more efficient and transparent must be done to control this.
Answered by HEMANT MEHTA, 08 Nov '09 05:45 pm

 
  
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In a country as vast as India and education being a state subject, different yardsticks are applied for different states for completion of education and for registration of professionals. Police should not and cannot handle these sort of jobs. If they act in time on specific complaints, that itself will be a great deterrent for these sort of activities.

We need to have a solid, robutst common data base on citizens which should be available to every registration authority and law enforcement authority. In this concept, the Unique Identification project that has just commenced would be of great use.
Answered by S. Ramesh, 08 Nov '09 05:59 pm

 
  
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