Vol , Issue Date of Publication: April 25, 2024
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20529/IJME.2024.024

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The five hundred rupee note

Prajna Anirvan
This reflective piece deals with the challenges of healthcare delivery in a resource-constrained setting. The narrative is set in an emergency room and the story follows a doctor's desperate efforts to save a young girl suffering from disseminated tuberculosis, whose condition is exacerbated by economic hardships and delayed diagnosis. This story is a compelling commentary on the inequities in healthcare, and the urgent need for systemic change to ensure that all individuals, regardless of their economic status, have access to quality healthcare and health as a fundamental right of the people is established.

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©Indian Journal of Medical Ethics 2024: Open Access and Distributed under the Creative Commons license ( CC BY-NC-ND 4.0),
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