India, China recreate Barefoot Doctors

To commemorate the spirit of the selfless service and dedication of Dr Kotnis, India-China medics are joining forces to provide free medical consultation to the needy


India, China doctors to provide free consultation in Yunnan province

A team of Indian and Chinese doctors have jointly launched the fourth medical mission to provide free consultations and medical advice. This is to boost healthcare services in the poorer regions of both the countries.

In a bid to retrace the spirit of ‘Barefoot doctors' first undertaken by Dr Dwarakanath Kotnis in 1938, a nine-membered team of Indian doctors and specialists across all medical branches have joined their Chinese counterparts to treat patients at city, district, and village levels for a week in China's Yunnan province.

The China-India joint medical mission was announced at an event held by the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) and the China-India Friendship Association (CIFA) recently at Kunming city, to mark the 76th anniversary of Aid-China India Medical Mission.

Dr Kotnis, an iconic figure in China, died treating the injured during the Mao revolution in China, 71 years ago. To commemorate the spirit of selfless service and dedication of Dr Kotnis, the joint medical mission dispatches outstanding doctors to provide free medical consultations to the needy of both the nations.

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