You are here: Home >> English News & Features >> City-Ahmedabad

Health experts skeptical about 'Bal' docs in schools

DNAHM117830 | 1/3/2018 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :492



The health department's pilot project of appointing bal doctors where primary school children will be 'appointed as doctors' for their classmates has raised concerns among public health experts.
According to them, the idea may not be bad but a bal doctor being allowed to disburse ayurvedic medicines even under the supervision of a teacher is a dangerous proposition.
Almost all the experts that DNA talked to wished to remain anonymous as they work with the government or on government projects on public health.
"It is difficult to comment without knowing the rules and regulations under which the pilot project is being operated. If the idea is just restricted to peer education (wherein one student nominat
Read full story



Copyright restricted. Under license from www.dnasyndication.com   
Add To Lightbox
Calculate Price

More on City-Ahmedabad

Gestures big and small for humanity
DNAHM122901 | 8/20/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : Jayanti Ravi | WC :655

Over the last few months, millions eagerly waited for rains to quench their parched lands. Rains have recently responded with alacrity in many parts and we too, in Gandhinagar, had our share of good rains. However, beyond the bountiful showers, be

Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Italy Bridge Collapse: Lessons for India
DNAHM122902 | 8/20/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : Anurag K Agarwal | WC :628

Last week a bridge collapsed in Italy killing 39 people. The was built about 50 years ago in Genoa, on one of the major roads -- A10 Toll Road -- which connected northern Italy to France. It was called the "Morandi Bridge", named after i

Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Learning from Ms Pigeon
DNAHM122903 | 8/20/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : Samir Shukla | WC :635

While I am struggling to find a suitable subject to write, I am getting disturbed by an idiotic pigeon (as the adjective "idiotic" is already used, I don't think I need to add "male") putting up a show on my windowsill that it

Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Hardik, associates held ahead of fast
DNAHM122904 | 8/20/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :475

The city police detained Patidar reservation leader Hardik Patel, and several of his associates, while they were on their way to take part in a symbolic fast protest. Nine of them, including Hardik, were later arrested and released, even as protests
Add To LightboxCalculate Price