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Ayushman Bharat
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

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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

West Bengal  /  Published 10.01.19

Bengal exits Ayushman; ‘meddle’ salvo at PM

Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday likened Narendra Modi’s decisions to those of “Mussolini and Hitler” while accusing the Prime Minister of “destroying” the country’s feder...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Krishnagar

Health  /  Published 26.12.18

Doctors issue manifesto for 2019 elections

An alliance of doctors on Wednesday released a charter of demands for rational, ethical and universal healthcare to people in India and called on political parties to incorporate the charter into thei...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.10.19

Health glass half full (or empty)

Inactive hospitals and fewer patients’ admissions than expected have vexed a nationwide health scheme launched by the Centre a year ago to provide free hospital treatment to poor and vulnerable fami...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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