Ayurveda, homoeopathy docs can take bridge course to practice allopathy: Bill

Published in Indian Express | By Abantika Ghosh |Updated on December 30, 2017 In a controversial provision, the National Medical Commission Bill 2017 envisages allowing Ayush practitioners (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) to practise modern (allopathic) medicine after clearing a bridge course. The Bill, introduced in Lok Sabha on Friday, by Union […]

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Despite shortage, India discards 1m blood units per year

Published in Times of India | By Radheshyam Jadhav |On December 28, 2017 India discards over a million units of blood collected every year, according to health ministry data. This is despite facing a severe blood shortage as only 9.9 million units are collected against the estimated annual requirement of 10-12 million units. The reasons […]

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Drastic reduction in foreign funding to NGOs: Govt to RS

Published in Times of India | On December 20, 2017 The foreign funding of non-government organisations (NGOs) has come down drastically from Rs 17,773 crore received from abroad in 2015-16 to only Rs 6,499 crore received in 2016-17, government informed the Parliament on Wednesday. Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju also informed the Rajya […]

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Healthcare costs land 5cr Indians in poverty

By Radheshyam Jadhav | Published in Times of India | On Dec 18, 2017 At least half of the world’s population cannot obtain essential health services and each year about 100 million people, including in India, are being pushed into poverty because they have to pay for healthcare out of their own pockets. ‘Tracking Universal […]

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World Health Partners: Bringing Healthcare Within Walkable Distance

Published by Innovations in Healthcare – https://www.innovationsinhealthcare.org/world-health-partners-bringing-healthcare-within-walkable-distance/ Rajni, 23, pregnant with her second child is down and depressed. Persistent fever, weakness, and dizziness have taken a toll on her overall health. Medical help from local providers and traditional caregivers – the only resource available in her remote Pangawan village in Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh, India – […]

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Government spends just Rs 1,100 per year on your health

In Times of India | Published: Dec 3, 2017 If what the central government spends on providing healthcare for its own employees is a measure of what decent healthcare costs, what governments (central and states put together) spend for the ordinary citizen is a paltry sixth of that amount. The recently released National Health Accounts […]

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Fixing healthcare

In Indian Express | Written by S N Mohanty | Updated: October 11, 2017 Can two knowledgeable and well-meaning people appear adversarial? That depends on where they are coming from. If you are coming from the side of efficiency within the limits of a system, there will be one recipe. If there is an urge to visualise a […]

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