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Rural areas need human resources for health

The article has been authored by Vinayak Mishra, general practice registrar, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Lancashire, UK and researcher, Association for Socially Applicable Research (ASAR), Pune, Gaurav Urs, intern, Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Karnataka and researcher, ASAR and Siddhesh Zadey, co-founding director, and Commission Fellow, Lancet Citizens’ Commission for Reimagining Health System.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), HRH scarcity primarily affects low- and lower-middle-income countries (LICs and LMICs) like India. Since 2000, India's public health expenditure has been below the recommended 5% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), HRH scarcity primarily affects low- and lower-middle-income countries (LICs and LMICs) like India. Since 2000, India's public health expenditure has been below the recommended 5% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).
Updated on Nov 02, 2022 04:41 PM IST

Karnataka issues fresh guidelines as Maharashtra reports new Covid sub-variants

After Maharashtra reported detected newer sub-variants of Covid-19, its neighbouring state Karnataka issued fresh guidelines, directing the general public to ensure they follow Covid-appropriate behaviour.

Karnataka health minister Dr K Sudhakar also shared the guidelines on social media, urging everyone to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour and get the booster dose.(Unsplash)
Karnataka health minister Dr K Sudhakar also shared the guidelines on social media, urging everyone to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour and get the booster dose.(Unsplash)
Published on Oct 26, 2022 02:04 PM IST

Achieving sustainable development goal targets for health workforce

The article has been authored by Siddhesh Zadey, Commission Fellow, Lancet Citizens’ Commission for Reimagining India’s Health System.

While nurses enjoy a majority in the health workforce, they remain starkly absent from leadership roles (AP)
While nurses enjoy a majority in the health workforce, they remain starkly absent from leadership roles (AP)
Published on Oct 13, 2022 07:45 PM IST

Are we measuring our health workforce shortage right?

The article is authored by Siddhesh Zadey, co-founding director, ASAR & commission fellow, Lancet, Yash Kamath, and Shavari Mande, final year MBBS students at Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai. Mande is also a researcher at ASAR.

The Workload Indicators of Staffing Need (WISN) is a human resources for health (HRH) management method supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) to quantify shortages and workload using data on time taken for various clinical and supporting (administrative and other) tasks and resources available.(ANI Photo)
The Workload Indicators of Staffing Need (WISN) is a human resources for health (HRH) management method supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) to quantify shortages and workload using data on time taken for various clinical and supporting (administrative and other) tasks and resources available.(ANI Photo)
Published on Sep 28, 2022 02:30 PM IST

Charting the course for accessible health care in cities

The article has been authored by Mohan HL- CEO, Karnataka Health Promotion Trust.

The 15th Finance Commission report highlights how the Covid-19 pandemic stretched government health facilities in India, particularly in urban areas.(Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash)
The 15th Finance Commission report highlights how the Covid-19 pandemic stretched government health facilities in India, particularly in urban areas.(Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash)
Published on Sep 21, 2022 01:06 PM IST
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