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Social and Cultural Foundations of Health Services Systems

The new leadership of the health services system after Independence readily committed itself to providing good health services to the vast masses of people of the country, but for this it did not consider it necessary to bring about any basic changes in the system. The colonels of the Indian Medical Service, by then greatly depleted by the withdrawal of the British, and the Brown Englishmen were assigned the very much more challenging task of building the new health services system for India, Medical colleges grew very rapidly and poured out large numbers of physicians who were mostly alienated from the masses of the people. A number of hospitals were opened in the urban areas. Out of the limited resources that were made available for providing preventive services for rural areas, the colonels, with strong "persuasion" from foreign consultants, set aside big chunks for running mass campaigns against specific diseases

Health Behaviour of Rural Populations-Impact of Rural Health Services

A study of the interaction between the health practices that are introduced through the PHCs and the pre-existing health practices within the population can provide very valuable data for policy formulation, planning and implementation of rural health services in the country.

Social Orientation of Medical Education in India

in India D Banerji Even in the industrialised countries medical educators have been compelled to bring about changes in their system of education to suit the rapidly changing conditions. Additionally, for India the existing system of medical education had two fundamental shortcomings: (a) it was evolved to serve a very small privileged section of the society; and (b) along with the natural science essentials, it carried with it the cultural accretions of the West.

Prospects of Population Control

Prospects of Population Control D Banerji Prospects of Population Control: Evaluation of Contraception Activity by Kumudini Dandekar and Vaijayati Bhate; Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Poona, 1971; pp xxi + 253; Rs 20.

Prospects of Controlling Population in India

Prospects of Controlling Population in India D Banerji During the last decade and a half there have been major shifts in the government's approach to family planning: the emphasis shifted from the 'clinic' approach to the 'extension' approach, then to the IUCD, and finally to the present 'target-oriented time-bound' approach. Organisationally there has been a distinct trend towards family planning becoming more and more a 'vertical' programme with dwindling links with the general health services.


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