Early development of emergency medicine in Chennai (Madras), India

Ann Emerg Med. 1998 Nov;32(5):604-8. doi: 10.1016/s0196-0644(98)70041-1.


India is the second most populous country in the world, with a population approaching 1 billion people. The development of emergency medicine is still in its earliest stages because the Medical Council of India (MCI) does not yet recogonize the specialty. Recent developments may cause the MCI to reconsider specialty status for emergency medicine as an academic discipline.

MeSH terms

  • Delivery of Health Care / organization & administration*
  • Emergency Medicine / education
  • Emergency Medicine / organization & administration*
  • Emergency Medicine / trends
  • Humans
  • India
  • Urban Population