Can training 'fake doctors' improve India's healthcare?

Can training 'fake doctors' improve India's healthcare?
 

Unqualified medics, popularly known as quacks, are routinely arrested in India for posing as doctors. But a charity is now trying to train them in primary medical care. Atish Patel explains why.
Sanjoy Mondal opened his small clinic with just a desk and a few plastic chairs in eastern India 15 years ago, after a short stint assisting a doctor working at a government hospital.
Although he has not studied medicine, Mr Mondal says he has conducted countless minor surgeries and prescribed drugs to hundreds of patients in a village of mud-walled homes in West Bengal state.
Now, the 40-year-old... read more

 
11 October 2016 in World News, Views: 54
Source: BBC
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