While the initial report by the district magistrate has blamed oxygen shortage, the hospital authorities are putting the onus on issues ranging from children being born prematurely to mothers not being aware of health issues.
Although India’s incidence of cancer is still low compared to the West, it is spreading, and the lack of quality cancer care sets people like Arvind Kumar – an oral cancer patient – on trans-subcontinental journeys that end on the pavement of Jerbai Wadia road in Mumbai.
NEET privileges a CBSE mode of thinking that Anitha didn’t ever need to access because of Tamil Nadu’s educational reforms, which have defined a kind of success that the state has benefited immensely from.
Khan was removed from his post in the state-run BRD Medical College after 30 children died there on August 10 and 11.
About 10,000 infants have died in the hospital since it began operating in 1972.
Anitha, a 17-year-old Dalit girl, allegedly took her life after it become known that Tamil Nadu would not be exempt from the National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test.
If we learn to see menstruation as reproductive labour, we can then can see menstruating women as labourers with rights, including the right to choice of work.
The efforts of several states have been limited to the provision of sanitary napkins, propagating the mistaken idea that pads are sufficient to address the challenge of lack of access to menstrual hygiene.
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The principal, giving a break up of the numbers, said 213 of the 290 children had died in the neo-natal ward of the ICU and 77 in the encephalitis ward.
Eleven of the deaths in the past three days have been reported from the encephalitis ward, while 25 each have been recorded in the neonatal intensive care unit and general paediatric ward.
Concerned authorities have been lackadaisical about drafting regulatory guidelines for this new and controversial transplant procedure.
The policy proposes changes in the role and function of the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority, as well as to its overall structure, which will weaken the autonomy of the body.
While a probe into the deaths has not found negligence on part of the government-run facility, medical staff has alleged serious lapses in infant care.
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Despite facing political and financial challenges, sex workers in Mozambique are providing health support to those at the margins of society.
Not only was Pfizer given a subsidy to ‘develop’ a drug that already existed, the profits they will make from the inefficient vaccine is much beyond what was originally stipulated.
The infection is believed to be responsible for almost one in four neonatal deaths in India every year. The new intervention promises to bring this rate down by 40% at about $1 per baby.
Pneumonia kills two lakh children in India every year, but the vaccine has so far been available only in the private market at a high price.
The Swadeshi Jagran Manch has accused the pharmaceutical department of undermining the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Agency and diluting its powers.
If all the suspects are declared innocent, the responsibility for whatever happens must lie with the victims, for victims are the only certainties in any case.
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Are these children just a piece of news, some numbers, data? Or a legacy of 70 years of apathy that runs in my – and everybody else’s – free veins?
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
In any sane democracy, the death of over 60 children in a few days would have been a career-ending event. Not here.
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.