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India  /  Published 28.05.22

'Pollution limits not safe enough'

India’s current safe limit for the fine particulate matter called PM2.5, used to grade air quality, is not low enough to protect vulnerable people from illness and needs to be revised downwards,...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.05.22

Excess deaths: Centre's claims 'misleading', says lead author of study

Jon Wakefield was disappointed. India’s health ministry had issued a statement decrying the methodology adopted by the World Health Organisation to estimate excess deaths worldwide during the C...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 16.05.22

Table key to death data missing from govt report

It is against this backdrop that, health experts say, the missing table assumes significance. The table, titled “Estimated events and level of registration”, has been published in every a...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 10.05.22

Commercialisation of folk art

Fair pay Sir — Folk art and craft are intricately linked to the history and culture of a region. However, they rarely get the respect they deserve. First, they are often kept out of the hallow...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 09.05.22

Govt survey puts question mark on death data

The Union health ministry’s National Family Health Survey 2019-21 has suggested that India’s births-and-deaths recording system registered only 71 per cent of the country’s deaths ov...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


India  /  Published 07.05.22

Swachh boast under cloud

Nearly one in five households in India practise open defecation, according to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 2019-21 released by the health ministry on Thursday, more than two years after th...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 06.05.22

WHO, India spar over Covid death data

Less than an hour after the WHO released its estimates, the health ministry issued a statement saying India “strongly objects to the use of mathematical models” to project excess mortality...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 04.05.22

All-oral treatment for tuberculosis

The World Health Organisation has released new guidelines for treating drug-resistant tuberculosis with an all-oral regimen, but patients’ rights advocates in India are concerned about implement...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.05.22

SC no to forced vaccination

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that citizens cannot be coerced into taking Covid vaccines since it violates the fundamental right to privacy, but said “reasonable” restrictions on indiv...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

India  /  Published 20.04.22

Govt urged to settle Covid debate

The Union health ministry has questioned each estimation exercise, saying the estimates have emerged from extrapolation, limited datasets and unproven assumptions. Jha, in communications sent to cent...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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