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100% Wrong: Rural Medical Staff Make Diarrhoea Life-Threatening

100% Wrong: Rural Medical Staff Make Diarrhoea Life-Threatening

  More than 90% of treatments for childhood diarrhoea and pneumonia–the leading causes of death among Indian children–are incorrect, a new study has said.   Instead, largely unqualified medical practitioners,…

Swine-Flu Toll Rises, Panic Need Not

Swine-Flu Toll Rises, Panic Need Not

  Earlier this week, the Shani mandir—dedicated to Shani Dev, a Hindu god who wards off evil—in Jaipur’s Janta Colony saw a strange ritual unfold. A gathering of men praying…

Your Poisoned Food, Our Unending Greed

Your Poisoned Food, Our Unending Greed

A child lying in a Patna hospital in July 2013 after eating contaminated food at her school. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi   Akhilanand Mishra will never forget how he found his son…

9 Of 10 Private Sector Retirees Have No Pensions, Health Insurance

9 Of 10 Private Sector Retirees Have No Pensions, Health Insurance

  Only 8% of employees who retire from the private sector in India are covered by pensions while the remaining 92% have no income security or health insurance, according to…

Why Punjab Is India’s Narcotic Haven

Why Punjab Is India’s Narcotic Haven

  Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio speech last month, envisaged the creation of a drug-free India. That is a challenging proposition that requires overcoming several…

2 Million Reasons India Should Restrict Antibiotics

2 Million Reasons India Should Restrict Antibiotics

  Minimum effort. Minimum expense. Maximum result.   In colloquial English, that’s the mantra that guides India, a mantra that has helped it become a global centre for low-cost innovation—and…

Facing Health Crises, India Slashes Healthcare

Facing Health Crises, India Slashes Healthcare

  Frequently criticised for having one of the emerging world’s most ramshackle health systems, India had committed to increase its spending on health to 3% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) from about…