ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Medico s Strike against Privatisation

D Nagasaila V Suresh The agitation by Tamil Nadu medical students and residents in August brought to the forefront more than the issues of commercialisation of education and the ethics of being able to purchase seats for money. It has thrown open larger questions of policy-making with regard to medical education and health in the country THE issue of private medical colleges and the charging of capitation.fees had taken the three southern states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka by storm in the recent past. Although the immediate provocation for the spontaneous agitations varies in each of these states, the underlying issues are one and the same. They question the commercialisation of medical education and the bartering away of merit for money. The attempt here is to trace the history and course of the agitation in Tamil Nadu (TN).

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