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22 November 2014
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HEALTHCARE FOR THE POOR
Where the boats ferry in good health

For the three million plus marginalised people living in Assam's riverine ‘chars’, boat clinics arrive once every month with basic health supplies, services and education. Ratna Bharali Talukdar reports on this innovative healthcare delivery system.

Health ASSAM Poverty

TELANGANA TROUBLES
Two states with healthcare for one
Already struggling with low budgetary allocation for healthcare and shortage of trained staff, health services in Telangana and residual Andhra Pradesh have taken a more serious hit due to issues arising out of bifurcation. Tejaswini Pagadala reports.
Government Health ANDHRA

WORLD TUBERCULOSIS DAY
Let the fight go on
Tuberculosis kills close to 300,000 men, women and children in India every year and is estimated to cost the country $23.7 billion annually! R Balasubramaniam describes the fight against the disease so far and the challenges it continues to pose.
Government Health

HEALTH DEFINITIONS
To deliver on health, understand it first
Medical services are today driven by needs and definitions out of sync with the realities of the masses. In conversation with Pamela Philipose, health activist Imrana Qadeer argues why health should be seen through the prism of the various structural components of society - caste, class and gender.
Women's Health Society Women

HEALTH SYSTEM
In search of quality care
The public's perception that government facilities and services are poor has led them to abandon these in favour of private providers. But those are not necessarily better, writes R Balasubramaniam.
OP-ED R Balasubramaniam

DRUG-RESISTANCE
TB: Dangerous comeback
It is frightening to think of how the new drug resistant strain of tuberculosis is going to spread in crowded, unhygienic, urban India. Doctors are worried. Ramesh Menon reports.
Health

DRUGS / MEDICINE
The Superbugs are here - III
The Government's response to the emergence of Superbugs should be urgent and specific, but instead it has been living in denial even as the threat multiplies, writes Ramesh Menon.

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DRUGS / MEDICINE
The Superbugs are here - II
Superbugs will alter the course of medical history. India needs to put in place proper systems that will ensure that drug resistance does not set in. Ramesh Menon reports.

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Health

DRUGS / MEDICINE
The Superbugs are here
For decades, antibiotics have been used carelessly in India, with doctors, pharmacists, patients and drug companies all contributing to their abuse. The results could be catastrophic. Ramesh Menon reports.

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Health

WASTE PICKERS
Invisible environmentalists
They forage the city, collecting and sorting often hazardous waste when the city sleeps and by day they are gone. Most of them are women and we have no long-term policy in place that looks at their welfare or health, writes Kalpana Sharma.
Environmental Hazards Waste OP-ED Kalpana Sharma

PUBLIC SERVICES
Better healthcare, on our watch
A pilot project in community-based monitoring under the National Rural Health Mission in three districts of Jharkhand provides encouraging results. Freny Manecksha reports.
Health JHARKHAND
COMMUNITY HEALTH
Growing focus on palliative care
Kerala's palliative care movement shows health services can go well beyond the biomedical model of health and be seen as an affirmative act of living with dignity. Freny Manecksha reports.
Health KERALA

SWINE FLU
As healthy as a pig-sty
Animal farming practices that pay little heed to the welfare of domestic animals invariably lead to public health threats for humans. Swine flu is simply the most recent reminder of this, writes Darryl D'Monte.
Health

 

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