In India, poor women will be able to do breast augmentation surgery for free
• In India, poor women will be able to do breast augmentation surgery for free
When we think about how to help the poor, free plastic surgery - it's not exactly what comes to mind first. But it is such an unusual aid offered to poor people's health department of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
"Why plastic may not be available for the poor? If we do not do the operation free of charge, people may resort to dangerous methods or take out huge loans, "- justifies the decision of Health Minister Vijaya Bhaskar state.
The Ministry has opened a free clinic of plastic surgery in the state capital. Has already received requests from patients who want to reduce or chest to relieve back pain, or to insert implants to become more self-confident. According to the head of plastic surgery, free operations will be available not only to women but also men, who sometimes need to reduce glands.
However, not all supported the initiative. Some believe that a free plastic - it's a waste of budget money. Dr. S. Elango, former Minister of Health, said the money should be spent on the actual treatment of disease.
"It is unfortunate that now we are focused on beauty rather than on transactions that actually save lives."