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Hypocratic Practice

That seems to be the case with the Indian health sector. While most doctors toil nobly away, the rotten few erode a basic element: trust.

Hypocratic Practice
Hypocratic Practice
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Eighteen-year-old Vikramjeet Rathore of Delhi died after being operated for a boil on his behind. Five months later, his family is still as baffled as bereaved: "How could qualified doctors kill a child doing such a minor surgery? And after they'd messed up, why did they transfer Vikram to a little-known private nursing home in faraway west Delhi where they declared him dead within hours, this when we were just 10 minutes away from big places like the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences and Safdarjung Hospital? How dare they explain away Vikram's death as no more than an allergic reaction to anaesthesia? Why were no tests done before the operation?" The bewildered questions, the tears, simply don't cease in the Rathore household. Just as business hasn't stopped at the unlicensed south Delhi-based Rahat Bhagat Nursing Home where the Rathores lost Vikramjeet on September 16, 2002.

Sure, December saw owner Dr Monica Bhagat presenting herself for the first round of hearings in the case that the Rathores have filed against her in the Delhi Medical Council. But barring such...
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