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POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Healthcare, BJP, Pmjay, Ayushman bharat

How Ayushman Bharat has the potential of transforming healthcare in India

The scheme will help the poorest 40% — for whom health is often the biggest concern and the biggest expense.

VOICES

 |  3-minute read
Welfare schemes, Government apathy, Doctors apathy, Infant deaths

The state is failing its people when it comes to welfare. Who answers?

In Kashmir, doctors turned away a pregnant woman who then delivered a dead baby. India claims to be a global leader in healthcare. Then why is it failing its own people so brutally?

VOICES

 |  6-minute read
Religious bigotry, Anti-muslim, Islamophobia, Healthcare

I'm a doctor. And I'm worried other doctors' dislike for Muslims may even overrule the Hippocratic Oath

In India, where the majority of the populace is Hindu, there is an urgent need for non-Muslim doctors to face their privileges, unlearn their biases and provide more inclusive health care.

SCI-TECH

 |  Quantum Leap  |  3-minute read
Medical, Healthcare, Nipah, Zika

Zika outbreak after Nipah: Why our healthcare system wakes up at the eleventh hour

The government should expand the laboratory network with adequate biosafety for rapid diagnosis.

VOICES

 |  4-minute read
Healthcare, Physics, Biology, Dark matter

Why India needs to shun religion for science and progress

The truth only lies in science. If we have to progress, we must let go of all superstitious and religious beliefs.

SCI-TECH

 |  4-minute read
India, Immunisation programme, Vaccine research, Healthcare

Why science must drive India's health policies

We have every reason to celebrate India's achievements in vaccine research, development and manufacturing.

VARIETY

 |  9-minute read
Ayushman bharat scheme, AIIMS, Digital India, Healthcare

MBBS student prescribes how Digital India can help revolutionise our health care system

Why can't poor patients from villages make appointments at specialised hospitals like AIIMS though post offices or banks?

SCI-TECH

 |  Quantum Leap  |  3-minute read
Virus, Bats, Healthcare, Nipah

Why Nipah virus has baffled scientists and experts

It still not clear whether the outbreak is a result of circulating virus within the country or is of imported origin.

VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
Healthcare, Medical, Kerala, Nipah virus

Deadly Nipah virus kills 10: Kerala nurse's last words show her supreme sacrifice

Dr Kafeel Khan has also volunteered to help the emergency situation in Kerala.

VARIETY

 |  Quantum Leap  |  3-minute read
Ethics, Doctor, AIIMS, Healthcare

Why Indian healthcare desperately needs ethics

A loosely-formed network called Alliance of Doctors for Ethical Healthcare recently held a meeting at AIIMS.