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How British Destroyed Health Care System of India

How British destroyed the health care system of India



Until the 19th century in India, there was a group of selfless scholarly Brahmins whose job was treating people during the Pandemic. They used to travel village to village & vaccinate everyone without ever caring for their personal safety. Their failure rate was just one in a million!

The British banned these Brahmins and their profession in 1861. The banning led to an increase in smallpox epidemics and plague in the 20th century. This is how the traditional health ecosystem was destroyed during the modern colonization era. And such institutions never recovered!