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Charaka vow for doctors is disturbing. Some parts of Indian heritage belong only in history books

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The National Medical Commission’s call to replace the Hippocratic oath with the vow of Charaka is disturbing. The vow calls for denying treatment to women “unattended by their husbands” and “haters of the king”. India rightly treasures its heritage, but some parts of it belong in history books, not hospitals.

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