Modi defends his reforms record despite ‘enormous task ahead’


INDIA’S prime minister Narendra Modi called on doctors last Thurs- day (26) to give up 12 days a year to treating poor, pregnant women free of charge, in a speech to mark the anniversary of his government’s second year in power. With India facing a shortage of doctors and public hospitals, the prime minister urged private practitioners to dedicate one day a month to helping pregnant women in rural areas, who often die in childbirth due to poor access to healthcare. “Can my doctor friends do one thing? On the 9th of every month, if poor, expectant mothers come to…

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