A WHO-supported study says that over 50 percent of patients enrolled in the government health insurance scheme - Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) - had to spend from their own pockets at the time of admission.
Rural development minister Jairam Ramesh uttered some harsh truths when he pointed out India’s public health system had ‘collapsed’. A statement that’s surely not going to go down well with the Congress or its allies,
The Supreme Court made it clear to the centre that it shouldn’t formulate any drug policy that will raise the price of medicines. It also pulled up the govt for the spiralling prices in the last 17 years.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asked health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia to sort out their differences over the planning and formulation of the health policy under the
According to consulting firm Ernst and Young the government of India needs to spend at least 4% of its GDP on basic healthcare requirement if it wants its universal health coverage programme to work. Right now the government
Think doctors and hospitals fleece you after providing bad service? The Planning Commission's proposal to set up state-based and central health regulators looks to change that. "There is need for much better regulation of both
The Planning Commission’s intention to corporatise healthcare didn’t go down well with people – particularly health activists – and now they’re reconsidering the draft. Deputy Chairman Montek Ahluwalia met some members
The Jan Swasthya Abhiyan, or people's health movement network, has voiced concern over the 12th Five Year Plan document's proposal for restructuring the country's health system, saying it would "effectively hand over health care
The IMA’s call for strike to protest the National Council of Human Resource and Health Bill 2011 and the Clinical Establishment Act met with a lukewarm response in Pune with most hospitals in the city running as usual.
Though the Supreme Court didn’t stay Monday’s nationwide strike by around 1.78 lakh doctors of the IMA because of impracticality of implementation it did agree to examine the ethicality of doctors striking.
The Supreme Court refused to stay the IMA’s nationwide strike today. The main reason for the protest is the decision to dissolve the Medical Council of India (MCI) and other paramedical bodies like the Nursing Council of India
Unless you've been living under a rock or some other such isolated region you must know by now that the Indian Medical Association have called a nation-wide strike on June 25 i.e. today. So why are they protesting? The main