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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
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