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.
Picture taken from our cycle-rickshaw, on the streets of New Delhi.
Lottery ticket seller in Trivandrum, Kerala.