Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Railways were introduced for the first time in a developing country. The authorities were worried about the frequent accidents in the railways. They appointed an expert committee to inquire about the accidents. The committee reported that in most of the accidents it was the last coach in trains that suffered the maximum damage. Based on the report an order was issued by the authorities that the last coaches of all trains should be removed with immediate effect.
This fictitious story illustrates the futility of attempts to solve our problems without an accurate analysis of the basic defect in us, which has to be corrected for a lasting solution to the basic problem.
Dr. Resmy Susan Babu, M.D, Senior Resident in Medicine, Govt. Medical College, Kottayam & Dr. Babu Philip, Professor, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi-682016, Kerala, India.
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