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Rare Diseases
Opinion  /  Published 12.11.21

Deeper crisis: serious ailments

The Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare some unique challenges faced by India’s healthcare system. India, which spends less than 2 per cent of its GDP on healthcare, has, understandably, prioritized...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 21.01.20

Unhealthy policies

A blinkered vision can be fatal. Nowhere is this more evident than in India’s healthcare policies that rarely see prevention of diseases, cure and aftercare as a whole. Take, for instance, the Natio...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 12.03.20

Awareness key to rare disease control

Awareness of rare diseases is “very low” in India, it delays diagnosis and families have to face insensitive comments, parents of children suffering from such diseases said on Thursday. A rare dis...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 18.12.18

U-turn on fund for kids with rare diseases

The Union health ministry has cited bureaucratic barriers and high costs to renege on its pledge to help treat patients, mostly children, with rare and expensive-to-treat diseases through a Rs 100-cro...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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