A WHO report found that over 57 percent of doctors in India are not medically qualified. But the deplorable and inaccessible public health infrastructure explains why they continue to thrive.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recently uploaded YouTube video has more than 880,000 dislikes, as students push to postpone exams in the country with the highest daily tally of COVID-19 cases.
We speak to The Spindoctor on how his life changed after he went from mic checks to temperature checks.
“Our public health system is a sinking ship, and since the authorities can’t fix this overnight, they will silence the frontline workers so that none of this is exposed.”
“We should get the results in one or two days.”
“If I encounter a positive patient, the mask that I have been given will be of no use.”
“What's the point of testing if they're not going to get admitted to the hospital?”
“People with bullet injuries had shrapnel all over their bodies. A man’s scrotum area had been split in half. The visuals were devastating.”
His death prompted an outpouring of grief and rage at Beijing's response to the virus, and the now the government is scrubbing it out.
Richard Strauss worked at the school for 20 years.
“There were days when the birth of a girl child would lead to verbal abuse because the patients’ family would say that just because a female doctor had conducted the procedure, it was a girl child.”
The Myanmar Medical Council felt the doctor-turned-model went against the "Burmese tradition" by posting pictures in bikinis and tight dresses.