Healthcare Insurance in India: A Few Concerns

The National Health Policy, 2017 envisioned 1.5 lakh health and wellbeing centres to bring health care system closer to locations where people live. A budget of 1200 crore was allocated for this flagship programme. Admitting that lakhs of families in India borrow or sell assets to receive indoor treatments at hospitals, the Indian Finance Minister […]

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access to healthcare in India

Access to Healthcare in India

Equitable access to public healthcare may be defined where individuals receive equal public healthcare facilities irrespective of his/her social, economic and geographic background. Serving a population of over 1.3 billion, India’s healthcare sector is a far cry from such an egalitarian access. It is common knowledge that despite a vast network, India exhibits a number […]

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diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy: an emerging eye disease in India

Diabetic Retinopathy: an emerging eye disease in India An awareness about diabetes management and expansion of the eye health care services at the grass roots level for reducing the burden of avoidable blindness is essential for India in the coming years. The eyes are the most beautiful organs in our body. The health of the […]

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Health Policy and the Improving Health Indices of India

Health Policy and the Improving Health Indices of India

The health policy of India aims at an integrated approach, which is to provide accessible, affordable and equitable quality health care to the marginalised and vulnerable sections. For a heavily populated country such as India, this is an uphill task. However, the aim of good health and well-being for all is envisaged in the sustainable […]

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Life-saving coronary stents have been made affordable

Breaking a nexus that exists within the health sector, the central government has finally made life saving coronary stents accessible and affordable in India. On January 14, The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA)has notified a ceiling price for Drug Eluting Stents (DES) at Rs. 29,600 and for Bare Metal Stents (BMS) at Rs. 7,260 under […]

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Cleaning Up Delhi air Article

Delhi government’s puny measures for a monstrous calamity

With the continuing deterioration in the air quality, the Delhi government went into a flurry of activities and announced some half-baked interim measures. After the heightened alarm raised by the environment lobby and Delhi citizens on Sunday, November 6, 2016, claiming that the city has turned into a gas chamber, the Delhi government is putting […]

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