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Giving Public Health Services More than Their Due

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Health Status of Kerala: Paradox of Economic Backwardness and Health Development by PG K Panikar and C R Soman; Trivandrum, 1984, THE demographic phenomenon in Kerala has been an enigma for scholars and administrators alike who, from time to time, have attempted to explain it or made claims that it is an outcome of various administrative efforts. The book under review not only tries to explain the reasons for Kerala's better health status but also chalks out programmes for further consolidating the achievements in the sphere of health. Though the objectives are laudable, the effort appears to lack depth at different levels

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