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COVER STORY

14-04-2017

How the poor die

National Health Policy

Briefing

Interview: Sujatha Rao

‘We are still not serious about health care’

KUNAL SHANKAR Cover Story
Interview with Sujatha Rao, former Union Health Secretary.
National Health Policy 2017

Public policy, private care

A careful reading of the National Health Policy 2017 reveals that its stated goals are just window dressing for the continuation of the state’s role as the steward of the private sector.
National Family Health Survey

Falling short

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI Cover Story
The latest national family health survey results underline the need for the government to play a greater role in strengthening the infrastructure to ensure accessible and affordable health care for all.
Cover Story

A policy let-down

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI Cover Story
National Health Policy 2017 leaves the poor in the lurch as it passes on to the private sector the responsibility for providing quality, affordable health care, instead of putting the onus on the state.
Tourism

Aiming high

Odisha has started implementing a vibrant tourism policy with the intention of making the State a one-stop destination to experience history, culture and natural beauty. Text
UNITED STATES

Forgotten Americans

VIJAY PRASHAD World Affairs
In Donald Trump’s draft budget, the middle and working classes continue to be ignored while Wall Street and the military-industrial complex walk away with major increases in allocation.
Afghanistan

A war that never ends

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
Despite the U.S.’ plans to wind down its military presence in Afghanistan by 2014, its troops remain there as the security situation remains worrisome.
Interview: Sujatha Rao

‘We are still not serious about health care’

KUNAL SHANKAR Cover Story
Interview with Sujatha Rao, former Union Health Secretary.
Assembly elections

March of Hindutva

The outcome of the recent Assembly elections, especially the elevation of Yogi Adityanath as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, shows that the BJP’s rising political supremacy has emboldened it enough to embark on a no-holds-barred pursuit of power and the Hindutva agenda.
Communalism

Charity under threat

DIVYA TRIVEDI The Nation
The stoppage of funds for Christian organisations and the restrictions on their outreach programmes have left the community fearful of what may come in the next few years.

In kingmaker role

Politics
VIJAI SARDESAI, Goa Forward legislator and newly appointed Minister for Town and Country Planning, played a critical role in the Bharatiya Janata ...
Tamil Nadu

The case of the disputed symbol

The Nation
ON March 22, around 11 p.m., the Election Commission (E.C.) pronounced its verdict on “Dispute Case No.2 of 2017”, freezing the “two leaves” symbol of ...
Essay

Patriotism and dissent

A.G. NOORANI The Nation
Can the cries of azadi be suppressed by recourse to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967? Lawmakers have opined that rather than serving the purpose of fighting centrifugal forces, it will become a weapon in the hands of the ruling party to fight its opponents unscrupulously.
National Health Policy 2017

Public policy, private care

A careful reading of the National Health Policy 2017 reveals that its stated goals are just window dressing for the continuation of the state’s role as the steward of the private sector.
Assembly elections: Manipur

Opposing pulls

The BJP has outmanoeuvred the Congress in the numbers game in Manipur, but conciliating the issues of Manipur’s territorial integrity and integration of Naga-inhabited areas continues to be a challenge.
National Family Health Survey

Falling short

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI Cover Story
The latest national family health survey results underline the need for the government to play a greater role in strengthening the infrastructure to ensure accessible and affordable health care for all.
Cover Story

A policy let-down

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI Cover Story
National Health Policy 2017 leaves the poor in the lurch as it passes on to the private sector the responsibility for providing quality, affordable health care, instead of putting the onus on the state.
Public Health: Chennai

Poverty amidst plenty

R.K. RADHAKRISHNAN Cover Story
Chennai has a surfeit of medical facilities, but access to health care for the poor and needy remains an issue.
Public Health: Delhi

In poor health

AKSHAY DESHMANE Cover Story
Government health establishments in the national capital lack infrastructure and facilities and the private ones are unaffordable.
Drug pricing

Price overdose

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI Cover Story
Contrary to widespread expectations, the National Health Policy has failed to provide a clear road map for regulation of the prices of drugs and medical devices.
Public Health: Chennai

Poverty amidst plenty

R.K. RADHAKRISHNAN Cover Story
Chennai has a surfeit of medical facilities, but access to health care for the poor and needy remains an issue.
Public Health: Delhi

In poor health

AKSHAY DESHMANE Cover Story
Government health establishments in the national capital lack infrastructure and facilities and the private ones are unaffordable.
Drug pricing

Price overdose

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI Cover Story
Contrary to widespread expectations, the National Health Policy has failed to provide a clear road map for regulation of the prices of drugs and medical devices.
Public Health: Mumbai

Charity on paper

LYLA BAVADAM Cover Story
Private charitable hospitals in Mumbai misuse the special facilities meant for the poor.
Public Health: West Bengal

Systemic ills

The rot runs deep in West Bengal’s private health care system.
Family Health Survey

Cause for concern

High tobacco and alcohol usage and widespread violence against women are some of the disturbing takeaways from the latest family health survey.
Scandal

Sting in the tail

Mamata Banerjee suffers a setback as the Calcutta High Court orders a CBI probe into the Narada sting which showed top Trinamool leaders accepting cash on camera.
Family Health Survey

Cause for concern

High tobacco and alcohol usage and widespread violence against women are some of the disturbing takeaways from the latest family health survey.
Material Science

Bone-inspired steel

Science & Technology
Load cycling of metal components leads to fatigue and ultimately failure through the propagation of cracks. Taking inspiration from bone structure, an ...
Radiation

Radiation from power

Science & Technology
For members of the public, annual exposure to radiation resulting from various electricity-generating technologies is small and typically much less ...

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