The policy proposes a reversal to “monitoring” the prices of drugs, instead of “controlling” them, although the Supreme Court had earlier ruled against this.
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When a young girl has to carry a baby to full term, she faces the risk of heavy bleeding after delivery and could develop a dangerously high blood pressure, orthopedic problems, diabetes or a chronic lung disease later in life.
Due to the vacancies, the panel found that the patients were being tended to by untrained doctors beyond office hours.
The UP chief minister has said he will prevent the recurrence of such events, but that will mean focusing efforts on locating and solving systemic problems rather than suspending individuals.
The letter sent by the health ministry revealed how Philip Morris was deploying marketing tactics in India, some targeting young people, that officials said were illegal.
With the malaise of malnourishment turning into a spectre haunting the poor in Uttar Pradesh, new-borns being the worst hit, one suspects the “youngest India by 2020” statistics is only taking stock of urban demographics.
Unless the chronic deficiencies in the country’s public health system are rectified, tragedies like Gorakhpur will keep happening.
The Gorakhpur district magistrate’s report also demanded strict action against the oxygen supplier for cutting the supply of an “emergency service” while refraining to put any blame on the Adityanath-led UP gover
The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority has capped the price of widely-used Cromium Cobalt knee implants at Rs 54,720.
While the committee’s recommendations do improve on the draft Bill, there are no details on regulating IVF clinics and the surrogate’s autonomy is not respected at all points.
“One can keep blaming us for things but this is an exercise which has been neglected for the last 20 years in the state of UP, Bihar, Assam,” UP health minister Siddharth Nath Singh said.
The National Human Rights Commission has asked the UP government to submit a report on what happened and how it is compensating families.
With the government giving 23 natural reasons for the children’s deaths, the official line eliminates any human or institutional hand or negligence.
The management of the institution has been so abysmal in the last few years that tragedies like these have been a daily occurrence.
The UP government insists that the deaths are unrelated to any oxygen shortage, though they are yet to explain why 23 children died on August 10.
While the SP Gorakhpur has said 21 of those deaths were due to a lack of liquid oxygen, the Adityanath state government has fiercely rejected this claim.
Melioidosis is the stuff of tragedy. The bacterium that causes it can affect different organs in different people, throwing off doctors and leading to misdiagnosis and death.
According to a CBI investigation, medical colleges debarred by the Supreme Court paid health ministry officials large sums to try and get the order lifted.
A committee working under the ministry has written to a Nobel laureate, academics and governments countering their criticisms of homeopathy.
When evolving humans realised that the death of the body brings the death of the mind, we became the only animals to desire and choose suicide as mental oblivion.
One of the strongest objections to using technology to slow ageing is that it would worsen existing inequalities in lifespans along the lines of existing wealth disparities.
The Centre’s pharmaceutical pricing agency has issued a demand-notice for Rs 1,26,547 from a Haryana hospital, which sources say is the first of many more recoveries.
“We have demonstrated the possibility to correct mutations in a human embryo in a safe way and with a certain degree of efficiency.”
Despite approval from the Competition Commission of India and India’s Foreign Investment Promotion Board, some in the government have expressed concerns.
While our lifestyle plays an important role in whether we develop heart disease or type 2 diabetes, much of the risk is present before we are even born.
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.
During the campaign Trump had denigrated the senator’s military service, which included many years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam.
Nearly 2,000 people have already succumbed to one of the worst recorded outbreaks of cholera in modern history, with over 400,000 having contracted the disease, according to the WHO.
The research is believed to have demonstrated it is possible to safely and efficiently correct defective genes that cause inherited diseases.
Worried about the impact of the trade negotiations, a consortium of civil groups called the People’s Resistance Forum has asked for the talks to be called off.
The Senate deadlocked 50-50 on moving forward with the healthcare debate, forcing vice president Mike Pence to cast the tie-breaking vote.
For seven years, Republicans promised to repeal and replace Obamacare, but they have struggled to do so once in power.
A total of 632 people died due to influenza (H1N1), while Aedes Aegypti (AES) and Japanese Encephalitis (JE) claimed 279 and 60 lives respectively.
The urgency of the senate Republican effort to pass a healthcare bill is such that McCain will come to vote amidst his battle with aggressive brain cancer.
Although the draft text of the RCEP agreement is not public, leaked documents show that the deal could undermine India’s patent system.
Karnataka’s public-private partnership healthcare models show that regulations are often flouted and profit-making supersede patients’ needs.
Many Indian labourers in Italy are forced to work for virtually nothing to pay off debts to agents who promise good jobs and organise travel from India.
The political will of a government is intimately tied to the willingness and ability of citizens to take the government to task either by mobilising against it or by voting it out of power.
Aranya Johar’s Brown Girl’s Guide to Beauty, a spoken-word poem containing lines like “Forget snow-white/say hello to chocolate brown/I’ll write my own fairy-tale” went viral, reaching 1.5 million viewers in its first day alone.