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3) It is argued that inducting Licentiate Medical Practitioners(LMP) may be the solution to the chronic shortage of doctors in rural areas. Do you agree? Comment.

Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health,

3) It is argued that inducting Licentiate Medical Practitioners(LMP) may be the solution to the chronic shortage of doctors in rural areas. Do you agree? Comment. (250 Words)

The Hindu

Why this question?

AYUSH doctors controversy and deteriorating state of public health especially in rural regions demands in-depth understanding of various ways through which public health can be strengthened

Key demand of the question:

Wh’s LMP and your opinion whether LMP would address shortage of doctors in rural areas

Directive Word:

Comment: Your opinion – your stance is needed. It should be based on facts and analysis of merits and demerits of LMPs.

Structure of Answer:

In introduction, give your opinion – whether LMP is a good solution or not.

In the body, either you can divide your answer into small paragraphs or points – where you need to weigh in merits of each aspect of LMP and register your opinion (for ex. first point can discuss about training and qualification of LMP)

In the conclusion, while reiterating your core argument, you can suggest additional measures to strengthen rural health.