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#India – City hospitals look at value-for-money offers to fill beds: BCG study

ighlights the sharp contrast to the overall situation of inadequate healthcare capacity in India C.H. Unnikrishnan In Indian cities, patients will increasingly be able to select hospitals based on their needs and preferences, according to the BCG report. Photo: HT… Continue Reading →

#India – Delhi HC seeks Centre’s reply on free treatment at AIIMS #healthcare

First Post Nov 22, 2013  New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Friday sought the responses of the Centre, Delhi government and AIIMS on a plea by a rickshaw-puller seeking directions to the hospital to provide free treatment to his seven-year-old… Continue Reading →

PRESS RELEASE – Infant deaths following Pentavalent vaccination in Kashmir #healthcare

The pentavalent vaccine for protection against five childhood diseases was introduced in Jammu & Kashmir in February 2013, as part the Universal Immunization Programme (UIP). Three doses of this vaccine replace the conventional DPT vaccine which protects against three diseases,… Continue Reading →

#India – 4 month old Baby Swastik with a hole in Heart needs Rs 52,000for surgery #mustshare

  Baby Swastik is struggling for his life at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi; He has a hole in his heart at such a small age. Please spend some time to go through the attachment and the entire… Continue Reading →

#India is committing selective genocide in healthcare #mustread

FOR THE RECORD The recent release of the documentary Fire in the Blood has revived the debate on whether patents block access to life-saving medicines. Dr Yusuf K Hamied, chairperson of Cipla and the ‘star’ of the film, made international… Continue Reading →

Above the Law: Violations of Women’s Reproductive Rights in Northern Sri Lanka #Vaw #mustread

Image courtesy The Social ArchitectsThis report, TSA’s fourth, outlines the findings of the organization’s September 2013 field mission on coercive contraception clinics in Kilinochchi District. In early September of this year, activists in Kilinochchi discovered that public health workers had administered the… Continue Reading →

#Srilanka – Coercive Population Control in Kilinochchi #maternalhealth #Vaw

by The Social Architects – on 09/13/2013 Recently, women in three Kilinochchi villages were subjected to coercive population control.This incident occurred on August 31, 2013 – at the Veravil government divisional hospital in Kilinochchi.  The affected women reside in Valaipaddu, Veravil and Keranchi[1] ; all… Continue Reading →

Why Are India’s Young Doctors Refusing To Serve in its Villages?

In two days, thousands of medical students across the country are once again planning to protest a new rule that makes rural posting compulsory. Are they all just urban brats or is there something more going on? By Jaimon Joseph | Grist Media – Fri… Continue Reading →

Press Release- Roche relinquishes Trastuzumab patent in India #Goodnews

16 August 2013 Swiss pharma major Roche has just announced that it is relinquishing the patent for its breast-cancer drug Trastuzumab in India. The announcement comes in the face of mounting challenges to Roche’s monopoly on this life-saving drug from civil society activists… Continue Reading →

US agency confirms suspension of India clinical trials

  NIH says recent clinical trial regulations in India have affected some its studies Vidya Krishnan , livemint.com   New Delhi: The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the state-owned medical research agency of the US, has finally confirmed that it has put… Continue Reading →

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