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Serving humanity beyond borders in the current era
  1. Kamal Kant Sahu,
  2. Deba Prasad Dhibar
  1. Department of Internal Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Deba Prasad Dhibar, Department of Internal Medicine,Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research,Chandigarh 160012, India; drdeba_prasad{at}yahoo.co.in

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This world is composed of people belonging to different cultures, beliefs and religions. There is, of course, diversity in physical appearances, but at the same time, there is unity in faith. This has led to the prosperity of the human civilisation. While undoubtedly technology has provided us with scientific advancement, there is fear too that its misuse for destructive purposes can destroy humanity. Terrorism, radical beliefs and extremism have affected our society akin to a termite infestation. Time and again, we have been witness to various terrorist attacks in different corners of the world. The Mumbai attack (India 1993), 9/11 attack (USA 2001) and the Paris attack (2015) are only a few of the deadly terrorist strikes seen in the recent past. In accordance with the right of every country to save the interests of their citizens from the enemies of humanity, nations have come together on umpteen occasions to curb the menace of these terror organisations. The recent change in policies pertaining to visa/immigration carried out by the government of the USA is an attempt to save its people.

The purpose of writing this letter is neither  to justify nor to defy the USA's decision of banning visa for the nationals of seven countries but to highlight its impact on the health system, including  …

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