Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicQuacks

Topic: quacks

In Bihar’s Bhojpur, quacks are ‘Gods who save lives’ as hospitals battle Covid burden

According to 2018 data, Bihar has the lowest ratio of doctors in terms of population in the country. So quacks, commonly known as 'jhola-chhaap doctors', command huge respect in rural areas

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.

Train grassroots health workers in medical abortions to keep women from quacks, say doctors

A majority of Indian women looking to undergo abortions do so by self-medication or through quacks because of the stigma around the procedure and lack of awareness.

Yogi government likely to train ‘quacks’ to check encephalitis deaths

Steps are also being taken to ensure adequate human resources and improved diagnostic facilities are available at primary health centres.

On Camera

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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