As of May this year, people from Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups who want to be sterilised have to ask the sub-divisional magistrate for permission.
This comes after Maneka Gandhi recently said the government was considering moving from food transfers to cash transfers.
The Medical Council of India as well as the college in question had objected to the admission.
Diane Coffey and Dean Spears’ Where India Goes is a path breaking addition to the literature on child malnutrition and development policy in India.
It is time for India to fully fund and implement its ambitious health policies, and translate them into better health outcomes for its millions. Without health, little else matters.
The government is finalising a pilot project in line with NITI Aayog’s recent suggestion that children and mothers be given cash transfers instead of cooked or uncooked food.
India had first rejected a patent for this breakthrough drug which sells at US $1000 per pill. Last year, India overruled its own decision and granted Gilead a patent for it.
The Supreme Court had earlier directed medical bodies to refrain from such action and formed a panel to see which streams could accommodate those with colour blindness.
“Sea buckthorn is a medicine for at least 70 diseases and has been used by villagers for centuries.”
From inadequate infrastructure in local hospitals to accredited social health activists workers not reaching women in the tribal belt, the health system in the area is full of gaps.
When we address the question of reform in public systems, can we not also address the question of reform in human nature?
In an interview, Adityanath also denied any incidents of cow-related violence in UP since his government came to power.
As elite scientific institutions ignore socio-economic realities to bypass reservation in the name of quality, students from marginalised backgrounds continue to suffer.
Up until the Indian authorities started panicking about the ‘Blue Whale’ challenge, there was a total absence of a public policy response to this ‘epidemic’ of suicides.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra issued notice to the state, asking it to maintain law and order and ensure that protests over the death of the 17-year-old Dalit girl do not disrupt daily life.
The National Institute of Nutrition has brought all the data and information available on Indian people’s nutritional status together.
Recent amendments to the rape laws have made it mandatory for all hospitals to provide immediate treatment to survivors of rape. An abortion is an essential element of such care.
The Intelligence Bureau has been investigating the funding of NGOs working to reduce tobacco usage. It is unusual for health sector organisations to be investigated by the highest agencies.
Given the number of people affected, it is striking that deaths by disease have been minimal – an outcome of better equipped health offices in Bangladesh’s districts.
Even as cancer spreads, the Indian public-healthcare system is unprepared to meet the needs of the country’s most vulnerable patients.
The idea of NEET being implemented against the wishes of the state in the name of standardising entrance criterion across the country is not just an assault on the rights of the states, but is also bad policy.
Millions of people across the world want to make their skin lighter – but the treatments they use can be dangerous.
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.
Vinod Dua discusses the motive behind PM Modi’s ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi’ slogan and the reason behind the continuous spate of child deaths in India.
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.
Have drug prices gone up or down? How will you know how much to pay? The Wire breaks it down.
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.