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Many decisions are knee-jerk reactions towards a particular problem. The reporter also had problems discerning between training housemen and medical students, often using these terms interchangeably. Training of medical students and housemen is different.
Training housemen in district hospitals is certainly not the ideal situation. Many of the medical officers at these hospitals are themselves junior and inexperienced. Supervision at these hospital will be at the bare minimum. Senior officers will undoubtedly be burdened having now to train junior medical officers and housemen alike.Read more