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Rural doctors: A solution, or yet another problem in the making?

Vishal sharma, Alka Sharma

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2011.028


A stark difference exists in the healthcare facilities available to the rural and urban population in India. The country is currently facing a severe shortage of all categories of staff in the rural health system. While the comment made by Mahatma Gandhi that India lives in its villages holds true even today, rural India has suffered severe neglect as far as provision of adequate healthcare facilities is concerned. In recent years, planners have launched several endeavours to improve the status of healthcare in rural India.

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