PRIMARY CARE

Niyazz

Why It’s Important To Restore The Prestige Of Family Medicine In India

The general practitioner (GP) has been relegated to a position at the bottom of the medical ladder, with the higher rungs occupied by specialists. The diverse skillset needed to run a successful family practice, and the fact that a general grasp of different specialties makes a worthy specialty in itself, has never been appreciated. The rampant specialty cult in the country has thus stripped family practice of its prestige and allure.