Reimagining Healthcare Equity: Advocating for Inclusion of Septorhinoplasty under Ayushman Bharat PMJAY

Authors

  • Kulbhushan Bali Department of ENT and Head & Neck Surgery, Sri Madhusudan Sai Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Karnataka https://orcid.org/0009-0004-6993-890X
  • Annarao Kulkarni Department of Community Medicine, Sri Madhusudan Sai Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Karnataka https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5262-143X
  • Deepthy Das Department of ENT and Head & Neck Surgery, Sri Madhusudan Sai Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Karnataka
  • Nidhi MohanS Department of ENT and Head & Neck Surgery, Sri Madhusudan Sai Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Karnataka https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1992-9413
  • Phaneendra Mallekavu Department of Community Medicine, Sri Madhusudan Sai Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Karnataka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47203/IJCH.2024.v36i01.002

Keywords:

Septorhinoplasty, Community screening

Abstract

Septo-rhinoplasty, commonly known as nose reshaping surgery, has long been associated with cosmetic enhancements in urban centers. However, it's crucial to recognize the transformative impact Septo-rhinoplasty can have in rural India, extending beyond aesthetics to address significant health and social aspects. In rural areas, where access to specialized medical care is limited, individuals often bear the physical and psychological burdens of nasal deformities without recourse. Congenital anomalies, trauma, and functional impairments due to a misshapen nose can adversely affect a person's quality of life. Septo-rhinoplasty emerges as a beacon of hope, offering not just cosmetic improvements but substantial functional benefits.

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Published

2024-02-29

How to Cite

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Bali K, Kulkarni A, Das D, MohanS N, Mallekavu P. Reimagining Healthcare Equity: Advocating for Inclusion of Septorhinoplasty under Ayushman Bharat PMJAY. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2024 Feb. 29 [cited 2024 Jul. 24];36(1):03-6. Available from: https://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/2828

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Editorial