What kind of people are we, if we allow millions of fellow human beings to suffer agonising pain so totally needlessly?
How can we allow this to happen when we grow the poppy, export shiploads of opium to the rest of the world for pain relief, and deny our own people of pain relief?
Read the article by Ms Katherine Pettus in EAPC blog, quoting the data from International Narcotics Control Board. The situation in India is abysmally poor.
What do we need? More important than anything else, more awareness about the problem, education of professionals and implementation of existing policies and laws.