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India – The sterilisation skew #healthcare

Rohit P.S. A public awareness campaign with banners about ‘Vasectomy week’. — Photo: Special Arrangement   | Photo Credit: Special ArrangementA fortnight after the national ‘Vasectomy Fortnight’, the Telangana experience reveals the gap in India’s family planning programme Sterilisation is… Continue Reading →

How India lost a decade of birth control #healthcare

Abhilash Gaur When did India’s leaders wake up to the population problem? Not long after Independence, it seems. Sixty years ago, on December 20, 1956, then health minister Rajkumari Amrit Kaur said this in Parliament: “The increase of population in… Continue Reading →

Delhi – Max Hospital oncology doctors booked for negligence #healthcare

    NEW DELHI: A resident of Amritsar has filed an FIR against the oncology department of Max Superspeciality Hospital, Saket, in south Delhi, alleging negligence after he was operated upon for cancer and reconstructive plastic surgery, only to learn… Continue Reading →

Why are AAP’s excellent mohalla clinics are being ignored ? #healthcare

AAP: bitten and bruised BY JYOTI PUNWANI| The media have lynched the party over the health crisis. Fair enough. But why are its excellent mohalla clinics being ignored? JYOTI PUNWANI points out the biases   The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)… Continue Reading →

Wrong Leg operated at Fortis Hospital #healthcare #WTFnews

New Delhi: Wrong Leg operated at Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh In a shocking case of medical blunder reported from the capital, Doctors at Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh have operated on the wrong leg of the patient. The patient who after… Continue Reading →

5 Delhi Hospitals Fined Rs 600 Crore For Refusing Free Treatment To Poor #healthcare

  The Delhi government has asked five private hospitals in the city, including Fortis Escorts Heart Institute and Max Super Specialty Hospital (Saket), to deposit “unwarranted profits” of over Rs. 600 crore for refusing free treatment to the poor, the prime condition… Continue Reading →

Karnataka – Tubectomy camp death: probe team visits Gudekote #healthcare

A five-member team comprising officials of the Health Department on Sunday began its probe into the death of a women and others complaining of uneasiness reportedly owing to the reaction of the drug administered at a laparoscopic tubectomy camp held… Continue Reading →

India – Bring the missing midwives back #healthcare

PRASANTA MAHAPATRA Illustration: Deepak Harichandan The development of professional midwifery is key to ensuring better quality maternity care. The natural birth process is generally safe for both mothers and babies. However, to try natural labour while certain risk factors and… Continue Reading →

To operate or not to operate: A serious question with no clear answers #healthcare

__   UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – LOS ANGELES HEALTH SCIENCES What goes into a surgeon’s decision to operate or recommend an alternative treatment option? Two UCLA-led studies published on the website of the peer-reviewed Annals of Surgery sought to answer that question…. Continue Reading →

India and China – Millions mentally ill are going untreated #healthcare

  Lack of trained mental health professionals, low investment and high stigma means people lose years of their lives to illness, says the Lancet  A nurse stands near a man at the Zhongshan mental hospital in Guangdong province, China. Less… Continue Reading →

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