An extract from Vivek Kaul’s ‘India’s Big Government: The Intrusive State and How It’s Hurting Us’.
An employee of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India – affiliated to the health ministry – was sexually harassed for an extended period of time by a senior official, who has gone entirely unpunished.
The success of the human milk bank started in Udaipur three years ago has now led the Rajasthan government to emulate such centres across the state.
Although using the drug enables dairy and horticulture farmers to gain more profits, it puts both their livestock and consumers at great risk.
The Bill falls short of committing to universal access to treatment for people living with HIV, thanks to the phrase “as far as possible”.
Doctors and health experts say the rise in the number of cases is due to warmer weather and erratic rainfall, which caused flash floods and thereby water stagnation.
The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 needs to be amended to better address the varying concerns of Indian women – be they rape survivors, married women or sexually active single women.
Survivors are faced with the ineffective implementation of the laws, and compensation and rehabilitation schemes, as well as government apathy.
The recent draft bill on passive euthanasia and the release of a document inviting comments from the public can be regarded as a huge steps forward.
Results of the analysis shouldn’t come as a surprise – they’re small pieces of an interconnected chain of problems bereft of any clear beginnings or endings.
Amendments to the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act have been hanging fire for some time now, jeopardising the access to safe abortions for lakhs of Indian women