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War on Doctors
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The 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 […]

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Satish Acharya cartoon for Sify.com on the cow urine disinfectant for hospitals
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Hindutva
Politics & Political Commentary
Radicalization

The Gobar economy. Finding economic value in barren cattle

When you begin with a conclusion and backfit “science” to prove it, absurd things happen.The Holy Cow seems to be one such absurdity plaguing India these days. Trumpeting the importance of the cow, the Hindutva right governments are all out to “protect” said cows by preventing all cattle slaughter. While cow slaughter is already banned in […]

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National Rural Health Mission
Health

Healthscare: Primary health care for common man

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 […]

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Dictator Narendra Modi
Democracy
Politics & Political Commentary

Scented Handwash: BJP supporters struggle for Freedom of Speech

I have lampooned our government often over censorship and it is a Congress Government [each word is one among dozens of links on this blog criticizing our government on regimenting free speech]. This is because it is the UPA government in power. The BJP aint smelling sweet on this though I made the mistake of ignoring them. […]

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tricolor landscape
Health
National

Mistaking Gloss for Standards

Republishing this post today to add this quote of horror: Usha Devi, a slum dweller, went into labour at night on the 12th Jan 2012 . She was taken by her husband to Chittaranjan Hospital, which refused to admit her, and sent her to Shambhunath Pandit Hospital. On the way there, she delivered a baby […]

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