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Monday, March 25, 2019
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...
The Rs 2000 crore allocation for a Rs 5 lakh health cover for 10 crore people cannot possibly fool anyone. If this government puts its money where its mouth is, health may become one of the lasting legacies of...
Conditions set in National Medical Commission Bill to allow practitioners of Indian medicine prescribe modern medicines are in reality so stringent that it is virtually impossible that they will ever be met The controversial bridge course for AYUSH doctors to...
The road to a few square inches of space may rarely have been so hotly contested but implementing tobacco control measures has never been easy anywhere in the world. Monday's Supreme Court stay on the Karnataka High  Court order against...
It was deja vu on Tuesday as the Lok Sabha decided to send the National Medical Commission Bill to the Parliamentary standing committee for health and family welfare. It is the second time that the committee will scrutinise a Bill...
Time was when the umbrella in the old Raj Kapoor hit ‘Pyaar Hua Ikrar Hua’ was used to market ‘NIRODH’ - possibly the first condom brand known to India. Years later while Bollywood has progressed from sarees to mini...
The first ever state level disease burden study of India has turned on its head the concept of some states being better than others in terms of health. While states like Bihar, Jharkhand, MP, Chhatisgarh, Orissa, Rajasthan, UP and...
Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma may subscribe to the view that cancer is “divine justice” for the sins of our father - or of ourselves - but scientific evidence suggests otherwise. Sarma’s comments coincide with the publishing of the...

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