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Eradicate Quackery, Save Lives - How Quacks Operate?

Last Updated on Jun 13, 2018
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How Quacks Operate?

In a lighter vain, let me share a famous anecdote with you, which goes like this -

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“When parents cannot afford to send a child to the school, they send him either to an auto workshop or a clinic. With the passage of time, they graduate as mechanics and doctors, respectively”.

Intentional: People working under professional doctors such as helpers, life-science graduates, mid-wives, helper pharmacist or an assistant non-qualified surgeon takes the advantage of their experience and can start treating the patients on their own.

Obviously, the results of their care-giving can prove to be disastrous at times. With no educational background or professional medical degree under their belt, their knowledge is limited and this can lead to life-threatening problems for the patient but they are totally uncaring about this aspect and make merry as long as they are not caught red-handed.

Unintentional: Some of the quacks are actually clueless of their doings. Under the name of home-remedies and alternative medicine, they start the treatment without proper medical history, investigations, and tests. This can lead to critical complications and irreversible damage.

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Lack of proper medical facility in far-flung places provides these quacks with ample opportunities to flourish and run their little “businesses”. Mostly, small towns and villages are the perfect breeding ground for such mal-practices.

Some of these quacks even have the audacity to put credentials such as “cardiologist” or “surgeon” under their names.

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