Lead Articles

September 27, 2016

Poor’s Healthcare

Successive governments promised to transform the healthcare system, but little has changed on the ground, especially for the poor. Central allocation remains around 1% of GDP. […]
September 27, 2016

Smartphone in Healthcare

While smart phones are blamed for several unconfirmed hazards to health, it has transformed healthcare radically. “Both Internet-based and mobile-based programmes can help people become more […]
August 21, 2016

National Medical Commission

There is a move to bring wide-ranging reforms in the medical education sector. A parliamentary committee had recommended the scrapping of the Medical Council of India […]
August 21, 2016

Declining Medical Trust

Mutual trust between patients and doctors that used to be the hallmark of doctor-patient relationship is getting eroded fast. Both sides share the blame. While patients […]
August 21, 2016

Parents and patients

One leading scientist remarked at a local conference, ‘When we were growing as children or youth, we were fed by the tender and loving hands of […]
August 7, 2016

Pharma prices go through the roof

The international pharmaceutical industry has found its cash cow in India’s beleaguered consumers. With a basic wage worker afflicted with a chronic disease like multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis […]