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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 119  

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Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India

Date of Web Publication15-Jul-2013

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Sanjay Pandey
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi
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Pandey S. Author's reply. Indian J Public Health 2013;57:119

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I appreciate your comments on my article titled "Challenges in neurological practice in developing countries" published in Indian Journal of Public Health. [1]

While emphasizing on inadequate drugs in primary health-care I just tried to highlight the lack of basic drugs in primary health-care centers. Availability of drugs such as benzodiazepines, phenytoin and phenobarbitone can help in saving so many lives in remote areas also. These drugs are very cheap and can be easily given by the general duty medical doctor. I have highlighted in the solution section that every general duty medical doctor needs to be trained in basic neurological care so that they can diagnose status epilepticus and meningitis at least. Just to move in the right direction, we do not need to post specialist or super specialist everywhere, but to train the existing manpower should be the initial goal. In a country like India where people are quite emotional chaos is common not due to illiteracy, but due to lack of awareness and delay in seeking medical help. Due to tremendous load on the existing medical facilities there is hardly any direct communication between care providers and care givers, which lead to this type of situation.

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1.Pandey S. Challenges in neurological practice in developing countries. Indian J Public Health 2012;56:227-30.  Back to cited text no. 1
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