"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

The Doctor Will See You Now..

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On certain streets in Delhi “doctors” ply their trade.
What they lack in qualifications is hopefully balanced by experience.
Many of the poor cannot afford to see a registered physician, so there is considerable demand for this cheaper alternative.

Alongside the doctors, unqualified dentists offer extractions and dentures.

It’s a thriving business and certainly an alternative to socialized medicine:
the logical outcome of an unregulated healthcare market.
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Picture taken from our cycle-rickshaw, on the streets of New Delhi. 

2 responses

  1. Toffeeapple

    Hmm, I thought I was being brave by not having injections for fillings…

    April 27, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    • Heaven only knows what you’d pick up, along with your fillings or dentures, if you had any sort of invasive procedures done in the street. I saw no sign at all of sterilizing solutions, let alone an autoclave..

      April 27, 2012 at 8:43 pm

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