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Saturday, June 19, 2021

Ritu Priya

The writer is professor, Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, JNU.

Proper organisation of key tasks can help manage the current coronavirus crisis better
Thu, Apr 29, 2021

As the country’s health infrastructure is engulfed by a second wave of COVID-19 infections, adequate home-based care and physical distancing during testing, treatment and vaccination are two issues that need urgent attention.

Despite FM’s emphasis on health in budget speech, the actual allocations are disappointing
Fri, Feb 05, 2021

A Finance Commission grant of Rs 13,000-crore and Rs 35,000-crore for COVID-19 vaccination are one-time allocations and, therefore, do not strengthen the overall system.

The covid-19 crisis: Physical distancing, Social bonding
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

“Social distancing” is what the PM emphasised for all Indians, and the “Janata curfew” was an extraordinary communication and implementation strategy.

Syncretic systems like Unani offer lessons for sustainable, effective healthcare
Tue, Feb 11, 2020

Historically, medicine and its effectiveness has been one route to assertion of cultural superiority and political legitimacy. However, Unani demonstrated a scientific humility by retaining the name that acknowledges its roots.

Breaking unhealthy silos
Fri, Nov 30, 2018

Binaries between traditional and modern medicine must be given up to attain the goal of improved health and well being.

Prescription for the doctor
Tue, Jan 30, 2018

The National Medical Commission Bill 2017 proposes a revamp of the regulatory framework for medical education and practice. It needs to be fine tuned.

Return to Alma Ata
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

India’s healthcare debate should go back to the 40-year-old declaration that accords centrality to the local medical worker.