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‘It’s absurd to blame litchi for AES, malnourishment the real cause’

By Banjot Kaur Arun Shah, a Muzaffarpur-based paediatrician who has researched on the syndrome, says the fruit is only a triggering factor for malnourished children Litchi is being most commonly blamed for the Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) outbreak in Bihar…. Continue Reading →

The bitter side of India’s pharma story

S Srinivasan  | Title: Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom Author: Katherine Eban Publisher: HarperCollins Price: $18.89 A stinging description of allegedly poor manufacturing practices at some of India’s big pharma firms Katherine Eban’s Bottle of Lies:… Continue Reading →

Delhi HC Orders Insurance Cos to Honour Claims at All Hospitals

New Delhi: In a major relief for patients, the Delhi high court has ruled that insurance companies would have to honour claims by valid medical policy holders who have received treatment at any government-registered hospital. Cashless facilities must also be… Continue Reading →

Bihar -100 Children Die Of Encephalitis In 16 Days In Muzaffarpur

த Dr SK Sahi, who is the medical superintendent at Sri Krishna Medical College where 83 children have died from the disease, told NDTV that only the monsoon could bring respite from the disease Acute Encephalitis Syndrome causes mild flu-like… Continue Reading →

‘We will make this international’: Adani protest to go global, says Bob Brown

Former Greens leader says coalmine greenlight is not the end of the environmental battle Guardian staff Former Greens leader Bob Brown is undeterred in his campaign to stop the Adani coal mine in central Queensland, warning “we will make this international” at… Continue Reading →

Prof G. N . Saibaba facing ‘unjust punishment’: TSSU Canada

The Solidarity & Social Justice Committee (SSJC) of the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU) expresses our solidarity with human rights activist Dr. G.N. Saibaba. First arrested on May 9, 2014 on charges of having so-called Maoist links, Delhi University Professor… Continue Reading →

Doctors in the Dock: IMA’s Silence, Media Biases and Manufacturing of Dissent to suit Hindutva Politics

on June 16, 2019 Dr Paribaha Mukhopadhyay’s Facebook entry on 17th February 2019 reads thus:“Finally, Dr. Paribaha Mukherjee it is! After fighting for 4.5 years, finally achieved something that I can adore for the rest of my life.” In less than… Continue Reading →

JSA statement on the recent violence against doctors in West Bengal

Jan Swasthya Abhiyan expresses shock at the grievous assault on junior doctor, Dr Paribha Mukherjee in NRS Medical Hospital at Kolkata on 11th June 2019 and condemns, in the strongest terms, the escalation of violence, communalization of the issue, and attempts at… Continue Reading →

Open Letter: Stop the war on Syria’s hospitals

Over the past month, Syria and Russia have bombed 25 medical facilities in northwest Syria. We are appalled by the deliberate and systematic targeting of healthcare facilities and medical staff, which is a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law. Throughout… Continue Reading →

Am I Going To Live? Genetic Diseases Leave 70 Million Indians At God’s Mercy

Inadequate number of geneticists, no insurance cover and an average diagnosing period of seven years have made treatment of genetic diseases a massive challenge AJAY SUKUMARAN1 In the front office of a laboratory in Bangalore, colour-coded tubes that have just… Continue Reading →

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