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Looking away does not make things vanish

Wasim Maziak, Adam Coutts

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2013.046


We wish to comment on the report by Al Faisal and colleagues published in The Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. In that report, the authors claim that economic sanctions imposed in 2011 were the reason behind the devaluation of the local currency, interruption of power supply, scarcity of medical supplies, and degradation of sanitation systems. Nowhere to be found in the report, however, is a description, albeit brief, of what those sanctions are and how they led to these effects.

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