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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...
As Atishi Marlena, advisor to education minister faces the axe, Medibulletin looks at a radical reform she anchored Not every country judges itself by Gross National Happiness, like Bhutan does, instead of a Gross Domestic Product. But, the search for...
Universal Health Coverage is the theme of this World Health Day More than seven years have passed since the High Level Expert Group of the erstwhile Planning Commission outlined the way ahead on India's road to Universal Health Coverage...
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...
63% Indian cancer patients detected at stages III and IV when they are in a lot of pain; 2% have access to morphine Oncologist and author, Dr Siddhartha Mukherjee has spoken out about how he ran from pillar to post...
When the Supreme Court delivered its landmark "living will" judgement earlier this month it too was acutely conscious of this reality What started 45 years ago in 1973 with the rape of KEM Hospital nurse Aruna Shanbaug came to a...
That is why the recent notification making it a punishable offence not to report tuberculosis could be a game changerIndia has been engaged in TB control for the last 50 years. But Tuesday’s notification making it a penal offence...
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...
The home ministry sanctions against Public Health Foundation of India and the partial relief granted last month are perfect examples of how ministries work in silos Nine months after it was debarred from accepting foreign funding for alleged transgressions, health...
Health cover plan is important but in the battle against non-communicable diseases, prevention may hold the key for India's huge rural population with scant access to tertiary careIn the noise over whether the National Health Protection Scheme is financially...

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