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Quack doctors in India being trained to minimise risk of patient harm
 

Quack doctors in India being trained to minimise risk of patient harm

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In a country that now has more quack doctors than real ones, it is impossible to crack down on all the fraudsters. Thus, India is trying to give them basic medical training.
 
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10 Nov 2016 - General
 
The statement is itself a paradox. If it is impossible to crack down on all the fraudsters and quacks , it will be next to impossible to give them basic medical training. It takes investment of money, resources and time to impart basic medical training to the quacks. Little learning is dangerous. Even if basic medical training is imparted to the quacks, they would only be able to assist the doctors and cannot act as full fledged doctors at any cost. Another question is if the quacks are basic me...
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The number of quacks is not less in Bangladesh compared to India. Here they are the first line doctors. The pharmacists, the medical assistants and even many ex-assistant of quacks practise as like as doctors. They treat the patients as much as they can. Only when the clinical condition is complicated, they refer to doctors.
However, I don't support the initiative to train them. I don't think it will bring good results. Rather they will now work fearlessly, they will write on their n...
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The number of quacks is not less in Bangladesh compared to India. Here they are the first line doctors. The pharmacists, the medical assistants and even many ex-assistant of quacks practise as like as doctors. They treat the patients as much as they can. Only when the clinical condition is complicated, they refer to doctors.
However, I don't support the initiative to train them. I don't think it will bring good results. Rather they will now work fearlessly, they will write on their n...
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This is a commendable effort by the NGO . The right way to solve problems is by taking them head on. Not by closing the eyes. For obvious reasons this step will have some drawbacks , but all issues can only be solved if they are brought to the table.Imagine if all the quacks are barred from practice without any concerted efforts by the government to provide healthcare , what will be the effect? Indeed ugly. As this problem is equally prevalent in India and Pakistan , so i support this program un...
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We also have quack doctors here, but II'm surprised with the numbers presented for India (where there's just too many). I completely disagree with this program. I don't think "training" them is the right thing. I don't think it will improve healthcare, because this move just basically justifies their existence and contribution in the field. These practices get in the way of the provision of optimal healthcare--what should be done is to discourage patients' from visi...
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Mahmoud AbdelAziz In my opinion, this move prevents progression of medical training and the field of medicine in general. Only legitimate doctors should be allowed to practice the profession. No ifs and buts should be allowed because we are dealing with lives of patients. Even a simple respiratory tract infection deserves to be managed only by doctors as other methods of management can do more harm than good. I t...
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I am pretty sure that there are a lot of people who practice the healing art without any form of licensure or certifying document. As mentioned by some community members, these practitioners are more common in the provinces, or in areas that are underdeveloped. I don't think that educating people will make things safer. There has to be a formal training with standard assessments to ensure that a person has gained enough knowledge and insight on medical practice. In fact, little knowledge is ...
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I believe that quack doctors doesn't exist in India only. Because even here in the Philippines, quack doctors is really common in rural underdeveloped areas. I guess this should be addressed by the government by providing qualified doctors. Honestly in my opinion, giving them a training is not enough to let them practice as doctors. Since they are providing a training already why not give those person an opportunity to study the degree and finish it righteously? I wonder why they allowed thi...
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Thanks for all your comments. You are right, Madhubabu kaaja ; it is not a problem in India only but can be traced in many other countries. Quack doctors in Malaysia are mainly not due to shortage of medical care but due to misconceptions some people believe. As Tahira Nawaz and ...
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Mahmoud AbdelAziz Although quack doctors are seen in India, but they practice mostly in rural regions as mentioned by Madhubabu kaaja. I don't, however, agree that there is a shortage of medical professionals in India. In fact, if I talk about dentistry, there are more than the required number in India. However, very few of the...
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Quack doctors are everywhere whether it is India, Pakistan or Malaysia. Basically, the number of quack doctors in every region matters a lot as told by Madhubabu kaaja the quack doctors are more in rural regions where health care facilities are not enough to meet the requirements of people, therefore, they seek the help of any doctor in their vicinity without confirming their degree and authenticity. In India, th...
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Dear Aziz, first of all thanking you for your posting a silent medical problem of India about quack doctors in India. Its true quack doctors exists in India and it is quite needed topic to discuss through this post. Many of hospital worked more than 2-3 years as compounders in private hospitals are opening their private clinics as P.M.P means Private Medical Practitioner attaching to their name. I don't know how it's official in Indian law, I am also not concentrated on this aspect. But ...
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Although unqualified practitioners who pose as qualified doctors, so called quacks, are numerous throughout India, they are believed to administer potentially dangerous treatments to patients. Quacks can also be tried under provisions of the Indian Penal Code, which punishes impersonation and cheating with up to seven years in prison. However, state governments and police aren’t taking action to eradicate this phenomenon perhaps due to the lack of qualified healthcare professionals. Quacks are m...
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