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Long on Aspiration, Short on Detail by Sujatha Rao

The recommendations of the Planning Commission’s High Level Expert Group on Access to Universal Healthcare are significant because they make explicit the need to contextualise health within the rights. However, the problem with the report is that it does not ask why many of the same recommendations that were made by previous committees have not been implemented. The HLEG neither recognises the problems, constraints and compulsions at the national, state...

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Govt mulls six-and-a-half year MBBS with one-year rural stint

-The Times of India   India is planning to make its undergraduate MBBS course six-and-a-half years long, instead of the present five-and-a-half years.  In a meeting on Saturday, health ministerGhulam Nabi Azad and the Medical Council of India (MCI) discussed amending the MCI Actthat would make a one-year rural posting compulsory for all MBBS students before they can become doctors. The proposal was first mooted by former health minister A Ramadoss in 2007.  Speaking...

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How to usher in vaccinnovation in India by MK Bhan

-The Economic Times   Vaccines are a true gift of science to humanity. In developing countries, prevention is better than cure. Vaccines have a great track record of safety and efficacy and they are amongst the most cost-effective products, which even the poor have access to due to effective systems of procurement and delivery. India's contribution in the vaccine arena is noteworthy. The primary reason behind the country's vaccine success story is...

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UP has turned NRHM into a deadly web of graft and killings

-The Economic Times The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) was started in 2005 by the first UPA government. It has had some positive results: after 15 years of stagnation , over 1,00,000 new healthcare professionals have been inducted and more and more village women are admitted to institutions to deliver babies.  But in India's largest state, Uttar Pradesh, the NRHM is at the centre of a massive corruption racket. Three senior medical...

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NRHM scam: another U.P. official found dead by Atiq Khan

-PTI Sunil Verma, Project Manager of the Construction and Design Service (C&DS) of the Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam, in the rank of Assistant Engineer, was found dead at his Vikas Nagar residence here on Monday. His name had figured in the alleged irregularities in the implementation of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) schemes. According to Inspector-General (Crime) G.P. Sharma, Mr. Verma, 55, shot himself with his licensed revolver around 8.30 a.m. The C&DS...

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