Sujatha Rao

The writer is former secretary, ministry of health and family welfare.

Articles By Sujatha Rao

A fairer test: Alternative to NEET must be sensitive to concerns of inequality and exclusion

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.

A strange hybrid

Niti Aayog proposal for privatising public hospitals is ill-designed, driven by ideology more than welfare

Supreme Court directive on making NEET compulsory is move in the right direction

There are about 35 entrance tests for admission to the 412 medical colleges in the country

The wrong response to dengue

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.

For a clean bill of health

Public health policy needs political leadership, not another please-all document.