While the finance minister’s announcement sounds good in theory, the mathematics involved in the realisation of the National Health Protection Scheme makes it look surreal.
Shah Alam Khan
‘They’ will never be able to hijack this country, I thought in 2002, but a tiny doubt had crept up in me. That doubt has only grown.
The success of such cleanliness programmes cannot be measured through factors like waste disposal and no open defecation alone; its role in reducing epidemic outbreak is equally important.
An AIIMS doctor reacts to minister of state for health Ashwini Kumar Choubey’s call for Bihari patients to be sent back to Patna for treatment.
Maybe there is a solution out there – and if not a solution, at least some hope for the Rohingya.
If the people or government of Jharkhand disagree with Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar’s book, they should fight it with their own books and ideas, not with bans and burnings.
A well-implemented regulation will ensure that patient care improves, while also creating safeguards that don’t let private establishments put all the onus of error on a doctor.
Even 70 years after the Bhore committee recommended that a doctor should be a ‘social physician protecting and guiding the people,’ most Indian doctors are yet to take over that mantle.
Between 2005 and 2012, about 2,800 patients have died while participating in clinical trials conducted by pharmaceutical companies.