How Indian doctors saved the NHS

In 1963 the Conservative Health Minister Enoch Powell launched a campaign to recruit Indian doctors to save the NHS from an impending staffing crisis. Ironically, a few years later Powell warned Britain of the “rivers of blood” caused by the influx of foreign workers.  By the mid-sixties more than 18,000…

True story of a lucky escape from the silent killer

SD Bhardwaj is a hardworking London businessman, always active and smart. One evening after a slight pain in his chest he was taken to hospital, where to his great astonishment the doctors found massive blockages in all the four arteries. A quick quadruple-bypass, done by an Indian doctor in UK…

Early warning signals of heart disease

Cardiologist Dr Sandy Gupta, a member of British Heart Foundation’s ethnic minority panel, says that where ever South Asians emigrate to the risk of heart disease goes up. Heart disease is a silent killer and most people wouldn’t know unless it is too late. We asked Dr Sandy Gupta, a…

British NHS and Indian doctors in the UK

Why do Asians suffer from heart disease Coronary heart disease is rampant among the South Asians in the UK. According to some estimates the mortality rate among Asians in the UK  is fifty per cent higher  than the local population. Raj Bhopal, a prominent Indian doctory in UK, the Professor…