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Unqualified medical practitioners their illegal but indispensable role in primary healthcare
Published in Economic and Political Weekly
Volume: 54
Issue: 5
Pages: 36 - 44
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. © 2019 Economic and Political Weekly. All Rights Reserved.
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