Health Policy
Opinion  /  Published 21.03.22

Uneven progress: maternal mortality

Progress can often be uneven. According to the Union health ministry, the maternal mortality ratio in India has declined by 10 points and the country will soon achieve its Sustainable Development Goal...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 03.09.21

Justice in health: Clinical Establishments Act

The Supreme Court recently sought the Centre’s response to a plea seeking direction to operationalize the provisions of the Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2010 in ord...
By Anchal Bhatheja

Business  /  Published 07.06.21

Insurers call for health database

According to data compiled by the Life Insurance Council, the industry posted nearly 45 per cent growth in new business premium in April. The 24 life insurers, including LIC, collected Rs 9,738.79 cro...
By Pinak Ghosh in Calcutta

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

Opinion  /  Published 23.02.21

An unhealthy health budget

The health budget of 2021 is extremely important given the backdrop of pandemic-induced disruptions in the social and economic lives of the people. This year’s Economic Survey emphasiz...
By Amitabha Sarkar


Opinion  /  Published 06.11.18

Is the PM Jan Arogya Yojana just eyewash?

The newly-launched Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana is set to cover 10.74 crore needy families. It is said to come with a robust mechanism to avoid fraud — in contrast to its antecedent, the Rashtri...
By Soham D. Bhaduri

Opinion  /  Published 09.07.19

TB threat requires interdisciplinary response

It’s been a few years but I clearly remember a visit to a chest ward in a hospital in Patna. Tuberculosis patients, their faces emaciated, lay on their beds, staring, coughing, in despair. These imp...
By Shaibal Gupta

Opinion  /  Published 27.03.19

To help the living, count the dead

Our recent analysis has shown that India avoided about one million additional child deaths in the period 2005–15 with the country’s accelerated progress in reducing child mortality since 2005, but...
By Prabhat Jha

Opinion  /  Published 08.05.19

Rise in drug-resistant diseases threatens India

The world could well be returning to the dark ages before penicillin when even ordinary soil bacteria could slay the weak at will. The latest report of the United Nations Interagency Coordination Grou...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 18.04.19

Rare diseases need government attention

Wrong actions may sometimes be motivated by the right reasons. Last year, in a shocking volte-face, the Union ministry of health and family welfare decided to withdraw the national policy for treatmen...
By The Editorial Board


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