The writer is a former secretary to the government of India and former chief secretary, Delhi
Also required for the governance of the nation’s capital are a shared vision and maturity.
The state needs to do three things: incentivise later marriages and child births, make contraception easy for women and promote women’s labour force participation.
As normalcy starts to return, basic health protection for Indians must no longer be bought. It must be assured through participation.
This conundrum of different standards for surgical training must be solved because patient safety is far more important than the career progression of Ayurvedic postgraduates.
In administering welfare schemes, migrants are not equated with state residents, be it the regulation of minimum wages, housing, and political participation.
Clearly, a dedicated institution with experts who can give undivided attention to testing in conjunction with the National Centres for Disease Control (NCDC), needs to be set up.
For the amendments in abortion law to be effective, medical facilities need to be expanded and women have to be made aware of their rights.
Delhi LG and bureaucracy can continue to influence a host of policy matters in Delhi.
Antibiotics in poultry harm non-meat eaters as well. India should follow the example of EU, US and China in regulating the industry.
Chaos and bedlam at the top is shaking the load-bearing pillars — political executive and bureaucracy
National Medical Commission Bill must address the needs of the consumer rather than the interests of medical practitioners and quacks.
New National Health Policy checks some boxes but sidesteps basic concerns. It leaves too much to the states on maintaining standards
Consumer must be protected from misleadingly advertised ayurvedic diabetes drugs
India’s population stabilisation programmes require the dedicated attention of the CMs of Bihar, UP and Rajasthan.