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Medical negligence leads to crisis

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Medical Negligence Leads to Crisis. A lecture on ‘Writing the history of medicine’ was delivered by Prof. Susie Tharu at the School of Social Sciences...

Hyderabad: A lecture on ‘Writing the history of medicine’ was delivered by Prof. Susie Tharu at the School of Social Sciences at the University of Hyderabad (UoH). Addressing the students, faculty and staff, Prof. Susie Tharu said, “History gives us the report on gradual development and evolution of medicine from the past. Many people think that the present era is the golden age of medicine. Professionalisation of medicine happened in the 19th century where there were alternative practices like Allopathy and Ayurveda.”

Prof. Tharu stated that unavailability when needed, price beyond the reach of the common man are the crisis in medicine and this is where the government should provide help for the needy and sick people. Prof. Tharu said that India has high risk of diabetic disease and it needs to understand the importance of social medicine which involves cleaning the roads especially during natural disasters by administration. Crisis of medicine is due to medical care negligence and the government must see that common man gets access to medicines.

Prof. Susie Tharu has taught in the department of cultural studies, English and Foreign Language University and is a founder member of Anveshi, Research Centre for Women’s Studies, Hyderabad. Co-editor of the two-volume anthology, Women Writing in India, and author of several influential papers, she has been active in the Indian women’s movement.

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