Controversy Towards Western Medicine

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Many indigenous systems of medicine were totally neglected and lost their significance in maintaining health. Health care services which were available only in general hospitals located in big cities and commercial centers were largely curative in nature. Later on, some preventive measures were adopted for the control of epidemics, and dispensaries were opened in some remote villages. Yet, the health planning and medical education adopted was unrelated to the health needs of the people and resulted in strong bias towards Western medicine. This lead to the blind adoption of sophisticated modern medicine meant for a few sections of the society and neglect of the vital interests of the vast majority.
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