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Healthscare: Primary health care for common man

National Rural Health Mission

Primary health care with skilled nursing facilities and medical technology for prenatal care and delivery. Possibly medical technology for a cesarean section and a neo natal intensive care unit. How complex can it be for the abilities of an upcoming superpower like India? Health care reform is an urgent need, yes, but what does it take to …

Electronic Cigarettes: Getting off the smoke

Fiona Harrison vaping or e-smoking on stage of Carmen at a Welsh National Opera production in Swansea, South Wales

I am a fairly heavy smoker, and have been wanting to quit smoking for a long time. I quit easily enough, but I enjoy smoking too, and end up right back later. I had earlier tried shifting to electronic cigarettes, but it didn’t work. Then, I got a better electronic cigarette from Smokefree, and it …

Top 6 alcoholism myths

Problems drive an alcoholic to drink Well… kind of true. Problems, achievements, company, lack of company, boredom…. all drive an alcoholic to drink. Problems drive an alcoholic to drink, yes, but so does everything else. Alcoholics are only showing their true nature This is not true. Alcoholism changes the perception of needs so that the …

On Tarun Sehrawat’s death

Percentage of time devoted to rural news on TV

It had rung fifty kinds of alarms in my head when I first read the story without even knowing what would follow that Tarun Sehrawat drank what was clearly bad water straight without boiling or disinfecting it in any way. I have certainly done my share of putting my mouth directly to a stream and …

A possible solution for India’s Healthcare crisis

Indian regional languages distribution

I think governments should make serving in government institutions mandatory for all students who study in government institutions – specifically professions like doctors, engineers and architects, but all graduate education ideally. I say doctors here, because it is the most urgent and visible, but the ideas are suggestions across all professions. How many years the …