TITLE

Hitting the road to alleviate India's rural doctor shortage

AUTHOR(S)
Alcoba, Natalie
PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/12/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 10, pE34
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the importance of the new mobile health program developed by the government for the people in Southern India. The scheme is the response of the government to the growing number of people who are not treated everyday especially in the village of Andhra Pradesh due to the shortage of doctors and nurses. The mobile facility is equipped of few medical tools and over-the-counter drugs. The doctors and nurses are also encouraged to follow the doctor-patient ratio suggested by the World Health Organization (WHO).
ACCESSION #
38804722

 

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