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Unqualified Medical Practitioners: Their Illegal but Indispensable Role in Primary Health Care

Journal Article

Some of the critical facets of medical practice by unqualified medical practitioners in India are explored: their role in treating acute medical conditions, and the responses of poor households eager to recover quickly with minimal spending. The study reveals how a wide range of associated actors are connected to the UMPs, including lawmakers, regulators, health managers, and those who benefit from the UMPs, that is, mainly qualified doctors.

https://www.epw.in/journal/2019/5/special-articles/unqualified-medical-practitioners.html

Co-author - Shailaja Chandra

Faculty

Fellow and Associate Professor, C-PACT