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The Indian electorate has to choose between Congress promise of Right to Health and NDA approach of Universal Health Coverage through Ayushman Bharat Right to Health Vs Universal Health Coverage that is Ayushman Bharat. As India's election fever reaches fever pitch...
Forced sterilisations during Emergency - widely believed to be the brainchild of Sanjay Gandhi - have left an indelible mark on India's population control efforts Emergency is a dirty word in Indian politics. It is an even dirtier word in...
The first baby step towards Universal Health Coverage, PMJAY will be truly tested only in 2019 Whenever the journey of healthcare in India is chronicled, 2018 will feature as an important year. Because the year that has just a few...
As the government prepares to put an end to commercial surrogacy, what of the women who will be deprived of an income that probably sent their children to school? Last week when the Lok Sabha passed the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill,...
Doctor's Day is the birthday of Dr B C RoyDr Bidhanchandra Roy, a former chief minister of West Bengal, some say was the most famous doctor of India. That is why his birthday - and also his death anniversary...
The plan to cap profit margins, offer discounts in case of deaths could deny patients the best possible care in the first 24 hours That the temptation to resort to populist band aids for a broke health system cuts across...
India's $3 bn medical tourism industry and $ 15 billion pharmaceutical exports may bear the brunt of the prime minister's international pitch for Ayushman Bharat For a country that prides itself on being the "pharmacy of the world" and counts...
One-off refunds do not make regulatory success. They are more signs of systemic failure The Medanta refund to the family of the 7-year-old boy who died of dengue, at the behest of the health ministry sets a bad precedent at...
The scheme awaits cabinet nod but states have already flagged these issues in the two-day consultation In their addresses at the End TB summit on Tuesday both prime minister Narendra Modi and health minister J P Nadda spoke at length...
Incidents of assaults against doctors happen regularly but fail to generate even a fraction of the present outrage As the alleged assault on chief secretary Anshu Prakash threatens to catapult Delhi into a political crisis of sorts, one group of...

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