Editorial; Colonial India Health Care and Lessons

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Ramesh Mehta OBE MD FRCPCH
Buddhdev Pandya MBE
Soumit Dasgupta FRCS FRCP


The colonial legacy of health care under the European powers in India especially the East India Company and the British Raj

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Mehta, R., Pandya, B., & Dasgupta, S. (2020). Editorial; Colonial India: Health Care and Lessons. Sushruta Journal of Health Policy & Opinion, 13(3), 1-3. https://doi.org/10.38192/13.3.25
Author Biographies

Ramesh Mehta OBE MD FRCPCH, British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, Bedford, UK


Buddhdev Pandya MBE, British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, Bedford, UK

Director of Policy

Soumit Dasgupta FRCS FRCP, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool, UK

Professor of Otology, University of Sienna, Italy


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