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Why is Mumbai abandoning its civic hospitals?
By deserting public hospitals we are dismantling our public health-care system, says Dr Sanjay Nagral. The recent story of babies with heart defects dying in Mumbai's civic hospitals while the......
Meet the Castros!
Three years ago, Vice-President Hamid Ansari spent a couple of days in Havana, Cuba, and was granted a rare 65-minute audience with Fidel Castro, who passed into the Valhalla of revolutionaries on......
Prescription from Pakistan: How one hospital is a model for Asia
Pakistan's dismal public health system is rife with mismanagement and a paucity of resources. Amidst this shambolic system, one hospital in Karachi has been providing specialised healthcare to......
Aruna Shanbaug, euthanasia and whose life is it anyway?
'Aruna Shanbaug's death has again opened up the euthanasia conversation in the public domain. For a health care discourse often dominated by inane news, this is not such a bad thing,' says Dr......
The Chhattisgarh tragedy and Indian surgeons' love for speed
This cult of speed reaches its crowning glory during that peculiar Indian spectacle called medical camps. Medical camps are an activity in which doctors from cities travel to underserved areas,......
Doctor, heal thyself!
The latest episode of Aamir Khan's television show Satyamev Jayate probed into malpractices that some doctors follow, looking at the way they dole out wrong treatments for monetary gains. It has......
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