Dr Sanjiv Kumar (for Info only, not official)

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Dr Sanjiv Kumar

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    ...Express photo by Vishal Srivastav The recent media attention on the unfortunate and altogether preventable deaths in the Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College, Gorakhpur, is another symptom of the deep-rooted malaise in national healthcare. There was similar high-voltage media coverage in April 2016 when a poor man in Odisha, Dana Majhi, ran for several kilometres with his wife’s dead body because no one would provide him a hearse, while in West Bengal several babies got incinerated in a baby warmer. These unfortunate incidents highlight the need to fix the system rather than scapegoat healthcare providers and demand that they be “punished”. Typically, TV channels have resorted to “Breaking News” and claims that they were the “first to expose a story”, even as they subject these health service providers to a media trial. ...

    Indian Express on Aug. 15, 2017, 2:35 a.m.