HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Cancer patients in India cheated of appropriate care

A letter in this week's BMJ charges the medical community in India with a "commercialisation of suffering and prolongation of lucrative illness."

Dr Chatuverdi, Assistant Surgeon at Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai states that, in a country with 3 million cancer sufferers of whom 80 per cent are incurable there are only 20 dedicated cancer centres and 13 hospices. Those with advanced conditions are consequently made to feel they should forego non-paying resources, he claims. As a result, they often undergo unwarranted and ineffectual treatments at the hands of private practitioners.

The letter goes on to outline how aspects of appropriate care in developed countries palliative care, counselling, rehabilitation, are rarely offered.

While a culture of promoting lucrative but inappropriate treatments prevails, he argues, medical practitioners of the future will follow suit.


'"/>

Contact: Emma Dickinson
edickinson@bmj.com
44-207-383-6529
BMJ-British Medical Journal
22-May-2003


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Cancer in patients with hepatitis C
2. Olson family donates $1 million to Arizona Cancer Center
3. Cancer vaccines: A two-pronged attack?
4. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center receives SPORE grant for brain cancer research from NCI
5. ESMO and Imedex announce partnership for the World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer
6. UT Southwestern Moncrief Cancer Center is first in Texas to treat patients with TomoTherapy
7. Cancer researchers seek to predict tumor growth
8. UGA professor receives $3 million grant from National Cancer Institute for breast cancer research
9. Cancer patients in Europe unite with doctors
10. Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers identify novel target for detecting ovarian cancer in blood
11. Cancer burden seen even many years after diagnosis

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Cancer patients India cheated appropriate care

(Date:7/28/2014)... Cape Regional Medical Center, is ... technology solution in an effort to streamline its ... with their New Jersey health information exchange (NJSHINE). ... in New Jersey, serves the local population and ... of inpatient and outpatient services. With a strong ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... News) -- Endurance runners are far more likely to ... according to a new study. The researchers ... warm climates are actually 10 times more likely to ... common sudden death of a young and apparently healthy ... irregular heartbeat, often gets a lot more media attention. ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... The Oakwood Foundation celebrated a major gift this ... PC that will benefit each community we serve for ... The HBWS group is among the Foundation’s largest physician ... donations. Through their latest gift, they will be one ... Classic for the next 6 years; provide state-of-the-art technology ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... one of two dopamine-producing regions in the brain was ... isoflurane or propofol. In the August issue of ... report that rats anesthetized with continuous doses of either ... up in response to electrical stimulation delivered to the ... major dopamine-releasing area, the substantia nigra, did not induce ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... 2014 The report, “Blowing Agents ... - Trends and Forecasts to 2019” defines and ... and forecasting of the global consumption volume and ... tables with 39 figures spread through 226 Pages ... http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/blowing-agents-market-71329121.html , Blowing agents are highly utilized ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Cape Regional Medical Center Chooses Summit Provider Exchange to Connect With NJSHINE and Physician Offices 2Health News:Cape Regional Medical Center Chooses Summit Provider Exchange to Connect With NJSHINE and Physician Offices 3Health News:Heat Stroke a Greater Threat to Endurance Runners Than Heart Problems: Study 2Health News:Stimulation of brain region restores consciousness to animals under general anesthesia 2Health News:Blowing Agents Market is Poised to Reach 452.0 Kilotons at CAGR of 5.8% by 2019 – Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Blowing Agents Market is Poised to Reach 452.0 Kilotons at CAGR of 5.8% by 2019 – Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Blowing Agents Market is Poised to Reach 452.0 Kilotons at CAGR of 5.8% by 2019 – Report by MarketsandMarkets 4
(Date:7/28/2014)... Research and Markets  has announced the addition of the ... offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... pain in the human body,s joints such as wrists, fingers, ... the tissues that surround the joints and in other organs. ... usually just mild pain around the joints coupled with stiffness ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... July 28, 2014  Syneron Medical Ltd. (NASDAQ: ... announced today that its new PicoWay® device has received ... and colors and pigmented lesions on any skin type. ... with 532nm and 1064nm wavelengths, which utilizes Syneron,s proprietary ... pulses which are trillionths of a second, known as ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited ("Concord Medical" ... leading specialty hospital management solution provider and operator of ... in China , today announced that ... a special cash dividend of US$0.30 per ordinary share ... Company,s outstanding ordinary shares. The total expense for the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Market 2014-2018 2Syneron Announces CE Mark for PicoWay Dual Wavelength Picosecond Laser for Tattoo Removal and Treatment of Pigmented Lesions 2Syneron Announces CE Mark for PicoWay Dual Wavelength Picosecond Laser for Tattoo Removal and Treatment of Pigmented Lesions 3Syneron Announces CE Mark for PicoWay Dual Wavelength Picosecond Laser for Tattoo Removal and Treatment of Pigmented Lesions 4Concord Medical Declares Special Dividend 2
Cached News: