Ayushman Bharat
Opinion  /  Published 14.04.21

Hidden killers: Non-communicable diseases

Losing sight of the bigger picture is easy when a crisis presents itself. While India’s population and health infrastructure are groaning under the weight of the highly contagious coronavirus, a...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 05.04.21

Bengal polls 2021: The need for public goods

The Trinamul Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party have made their election manifestos public. The winner is supposed to deliver public goods, such as defence, primary education, health, poverty era...
By Indranil De in

West Bengal  /  Published 04.04.21

BJP's poll manifesto reflects Modi policies

The BJP poll manifesto’s promises to Bengal on healthcare reflect the Narendra Modi government’s policies at the Centre that, some experts say, lack adequate efforts to bolster public hosp...
By G.S. Mudur in

Opinion  /  Published 12.02.21

A tale of two health schemes

As always, the battle over healthcare schemes has begun before elections. However, political parties tend to forget or intentionally ignore the importance of universal healthcare coverage. A year befo...
By Sumanta Roy in

India  /  Published 01.02.21

‘Baffling’ central health claim

The Centre’s Economic Survey has attributed Bengal’s poor performance on certain primary health measures to the state’s decision not to adopt the nationwide health insurance scheme t...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


India  /  Published 31.01.21

'Govt schemes in line with Vivekananda’s vision'

India is now providing solutions to world’s problems from the Covid-19 pandemic to climate change, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday, citing a list of measures taken by his government....
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 11.11.20

How ayushman is Bharat?

There has been an exorbitant rise in out-of-pocket expenditure and its subsequent impact on the consumption basket and intra-household allocation of resources has not gone unnoticed. In 2015, the Worl...
By Aarushee Shukla in

Opinion  /  Published 16.10.20

Uneven keel: India's healthcare spending

Being unprepared to tackle a health crisis could be akin to losing half the battle. This certainly seems to be true in the case of India. An Oxfam report has found that India spent just 4 per cent of ...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 23.09.20

Letters heat up Bengal farm tussle

The Mamata Banerjee government on Tuesday brought to the public domain two letters sent from the chief minister to Union agriculture and health ministers on September 9, stating Bengal’s conditi...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.01.19

Ayushman threat to post office

Around 200 Trinamul activists led by MLA and Nadia chief Gourishankar Dutta on Saturday threatened to shut the Krishnagar head post office down unless the delivery of the Centre’s Ayushman Bharat sc...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Krishnagar


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