Category: National

License Raj Makes A Comeback

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National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority’s move to cap pricing of coronary stents would adversely affect well-to-do patients and medical tourism industry in India After the Delhi High court passed the order to slash the price of stents, National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), a government regulatory agency issued a order on 13th Feb, 2017. This order came as …

Why a tag like #JaiKisan is necessary

JaiKisan describes the challenges faced by Indian farmers

A Twitter tag #JaiKisan is attempting to educate Indians on the realities and conditions of farmers in India. Farmers produce the country’s food. They purchase inputs at retail prices, sell produce at wholesale prices. Unlike a lot of products, farm produce is relatively short lived and takes a long time to grow. A crash in prices basically …

Golden Chariot flies again without NOC

Golden Chariot Restaurant

Golden Chariot flies again without NOC Tuesday, March 28, 2017 By Raju Vernekar In a classic case of apathy, the inspection carried out by the State Energy Department, into a fire that broke out at the Golden Chariot Hotel, located at Hub Mall, Goregaon East, in December last year, has remained on paper and the hotel …

The War On Doctors

War on Doctors

Contrary to the belief that the ever increasing attacks on doctors in India are isolated, much has to do with the deteriorating situation of law & order, crumbling public health infrastructure and evangelization of vigilantes. According to the Indian Medical Association, 75% of doctors in India have faced violence. Although we don’t have any data …