The writer is former secretary, ministry of health and family welfare.
The NEET failed to harmonise the qualifying exam, making it fair while rewarding the brightest. Not without reason, the NEET is seen as elitist, favouring the rich, urban families.
Niti Aayog proposal for privatising public hospitals is ill-designed, driven by ideology more than welfare
There are about 35 entrance tests for admission to the 412 medical colleges in the country
Delhi lost the window of opportunity to avoid an outbreak because of a governance deficit; first because the state was in election mode and then because of the AAP’s internal squabbles.
Public health policy needs political leadership, not another please-all document.
Several Indian authors, much like Vikram Chandra did in Sacred Games, have also explored cities as characters in their novel and sometimes even titled their work of labour after them.