Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicHealthcare in India

Topic: Healthcare in India

Indian healthcare needs foreign medical graduates. Draft rules do just the opposite

National Medical Commission’s overtly stringent draft regulations will end up creating a new set of barriers for graduates who have done MBBS in foreign universities.

Lancet Citizens panel suggests 8 steps to Modi govt and states on how to tackle Covid

Decentralisation of health services, price cap on medical supplies are among the recommendations made by Lancet Citizens Commission on Reimagining India's Health System.

7 things for Modi govt to do before third wave of Covid, and the time to act is now

Vaccination is the only bulwark against the third wave. But there are other measures that Modi govt must immediately tend to, starting with Ayushman Bharat scheme.

Selling buffalo for a brain scan — Covid has exposed India’s health system

The global average of out-of-pocket healthcare cost is 18.2 per cent, but in India, the number is 62.7 per cent. Don’t forget the decades of underinvestment in health.

India is being fed and fooled same way as Romans served ‘bread and circuses’: Jignesh Mevani

A hospital in Gujarat goes empty the day after its inauguration by Union Home Minister Amit Shah and no one asks why.

Why it’s a good idea Budget 2021 focuses on not just curing but also preventing diseases

India’s disease burden was related to poverty, but it increasingly relates to economic growth that’s not mindful of the new health risks emerging from it.

Must be prepared for Covid-like crisis, healthcare delivery poised for change, says Kovind

Noting that scientists have warned of similar challenges in the future, President Ram Nath Kovind said he hoped the world has learnt the right lessons from Covid-19.

Better than a ‘proper’ ambulance — how Karimul Hak’s free bike service won him a Padma Shri

In ‘Bike Ambulance Dada’, Biswajit Jha writes about how Karimul Hak saved 4,000 lives with his free bike-ambulance service.

Lancet forms panel led by Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, others for India’s universal health coverage

The aim of the initiative is to ‘harness citizens’ engagement to address the long-standing need for India to move towards genuine Universal Health Care’.

Objection to Ayurveda students doing surgery is a turf war driven by commercial interests

Dismissing Ayurveda as jugaad and quackery is the worst kind of disinformation campaign against one of the ancient indigenous forms of healthcare systems.

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Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


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Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.