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(From New Straits Times (Malaysia))
Byline: Dzulkifli Abdul Razak ..HL: Matters of life ...and death ..ZO: B -All Region ..LE: 1052 ..PG: 06 ..PU: NSUNT ..TX: NOW that the "Crimean War" has quietened down somewhat, maybe it is time to reflect on the lessons learnt and contemplate what's next. Inter
NOW that the "Crimean War" has quietened down somewhat, maybe it is time to reflect on the lessons learnt and contemplate what's next. Interestingly, almost at the same time when the issue of accessibility versus quality doctors was being heatedly debated, there was a report of doctors facing "racial abuse" in Australia (NST, June 18). An Australian source reported that patients were refusing to be treated by foreign-trained doctors because of a scandal surrounding one such doctor, Jayant Patel, who has been linked to "scores of deaths".
No less than 87 deaths at an Australian hospital involving the doctor were said to have been uncovered and being investigated …