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13 yr boy, with fever goes to a "local (BHMS) doctor ." He gives iv PCM, cos, why not... Only, he enters the brachial artery... Now we are left explaining the parents how their 6th standard ka kid will need a forearm amputation. He had no business using pcm. He should have (1/n)
known he dsnt need iv PCM (bt then u cnt really claim tumne ek injection mar k theek kar diya, prescriptions are not quite as magical). He shd hv known he doesnt need to look for a vein in the cubital fossa straightaway. And he should have known when he was in the brachial artery
It's scary these "doctors" are practicing allopathy with half baked knowledge of the precautions to be taken. What's scarier still, is that the slight fear they hold cos they aren't allowed to practice modern med, is soon gonna go away. And the ones who pay the price is the (3/n)
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There is an optimism is air about National Medical Commission Bill.
Lot of people believe that opening up medical education to private sector will improve number of doctors in circulation and reduce cost of medical education.

Let's see if this is possible.
Presently there are ~550 medical colleges in India producing ~70,000 MBBS doctors every year.
Half of these colleges are government colleges. They charge 0-1,50,000 as fees per yr. (depends on category/caste).
Pvt medical colleges charge 7,50,000 to 18,00,000 per year.
Except bribes, cost of setting up a medical college is -
1. Land and infrastructure
2. Teaching staff salaries
3. Non teaching staff salaries
4. Expense of running a free hospital
5. Running costs

All these are substantial costs and are mandatory per law.
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