The writer is president, Public Health Foundation of India.
K Srinath Reddy writes: Putting together the trials, post-vaccination studies and the real world experience of post-vaccination infections, it is clear that spacing out the doses is not rational
Decentralised planning, delivery and monitoring are needed at the district level, with the district collector and the district health officer mobilising resources and coordinating operations.
While responding to the fresh Covid-19 wave with everything we have learnt about public health responses over the last year, we must also take care to ensure that our economic and social vulnerabilities are not exacerbated
Health research must be funded more, especially in the area of implementation research to ensure that more money for health translates to more health for the money.
K Srinath Reddy writes: A vaccine only provides the antigenic stimulus for the body to react. How capably the body reacts is considerably influenced by the nutritional status and will vary among individuals.
Delhi has modified strategies, is stepping up to the Covid challenge. For the future, a public health cadre must be created as a priority.
While national responses have varied, there are key messages that India must heed as it shapes and strengthens her own response. This is not new wisdom but past prescriptions that were not implemented.
It is the professional responsibility of doctors to decry any violence as a danger to the physical and mental health of individuals and of society. The 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi is a good time for us all to work together to create a non-violent society where every citizen feels secure.
In election season, parties promise universal health care. But it will need to be defined and monitored
The history of cardiology through stories of daring innovations, painstaking research and chance discoveries.
Progress on non-communicable diseases should not be benchmarked against sustainable development goals.
Supreme Court’s endorsement to the validity of the living will was much needed
National Medical Commission Bill needs to be tended to, and improved, not abandoned
Data from Global Burden of Disease study will help states chart their individual trajectories. They need to strengthen disease monitoring systems
Gorakhpur was only the acute manifestation of the chronic malady that ails our health system
Arun Gadre and Abhay Shukla present a searing critique of various distortions that have converted medicine in to a cynically commercial activity.
Research on benign effects of bacteria on nutrition has policy implications.
The steady state efficiency of healthcare needs to be raised so that crises like this one can be avoided.
It is the pathetic state of the public health system that hits you in the gut, as you read this book.
A national health assurance scheme could start with basic services.
The discovery of trillions of bacteria in our bodies changes our sense of self
The expectation that they should return is legitimate but it cannot be enforced
His Excoriating Highness Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus,of flesh-eating fame,glowered at the motley crowd of now muted microbes
Picking on the superbugs origins is futile. India should be concerned about antibiotic resistance....
India lost 9.2 mn potentially productive years of life due to cardiovascular deaths in a year....