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Should financial protection be separated from universal health care?

The piece has been authored by Nachiket Mor and Hasna Ashraf, Lancet Commission
FFS payments reflect a deeper design flaw in indemnity insurance, the separation of financial protection from healthcare andhealth outcomes.
FFS payments reflect a deeper design flaw in indemnity insurance, the separation of financial protection from healthcare andhealth outcomes.
Published on Nov 20, 2021 07:10 PM IST
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ByThe Lancet

Healthcare for all must be built on the voices of all

The piece has been authored by Tarun Khanna, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Vikram Patel and Gagandeep Kang.
A healthcare worker administers a dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a beneficiary during door-to-door vaccination drive in Mumbai.(Bhushan Koyande/HT File Photo)
A healthcare worker administers a dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a beneficiary during door-to-door vaccination drive in Mumbai.(Bhushan Koyande/HT File Photo)
Published on Aug 16, 2021 01:22 PM IST
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ByHindustan Times

People with disabilities suffer as Covid limits access to care

The pandemic, people with disabilities say, has brought to the fore the inadequacies of the healthcare system in responding to their needs.
The temporary Covid care centre set up at Shehnai Banquet Hall attached to Lok Nayak Hospital.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
The temporary Covid care centre set up at Shehnai Banquet Hall attached to Lok Nayak Hospital.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 31, 2021 06:12 AM IST
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ByManoj Sharma, New Delhi:

US Covid-19 deaths surpass 250,000 mark as infections surge

Over a seven-day average, the United States is reporting 1,176 daily deaths, more than the daily average deaths in India and Brazil combined - the two countries next most affected.
A contractor uses an electrostatic sprayer to disinfect subway cars to control the spread of Covid-19, in New York.(AP File Photo)
A contractor uses an electrostatic sprayer to disinfect subway cars to control the spread of Covid-19, in New York.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Nov 19, 2020 06:32 AM IST
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ByReuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

‘Covid-19 has made India realise need for a strong healthcare system’: Vardhan

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan has warned people about the Covid-19 pandemic ahead of the festival season and urged them not to forget wearing masks above the nose.
The Covid-19 count in the country stands at 68,35,656 including 9,02,425 active cases and 58,27,705 cured and discharged or migrated cases.(ANI/Twitter)
The Covid-19 count in the country stands at 68,35,656 including 9,02,425 active cases and 58,27,705 cured and discharged or migrated cases.(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Oct 08, 2020 10:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi

‘Chandigarh needs a parallel private healthcare system’

Chandigarh not an isolated city, Covid cases have surged due to huge mobility, says Dr G Dewan, director, health and family welfare
Dr G Dewan, director, health services, Chandigarh.(Hindustan Times)
Dr G Dewan, director, health services, Chandigarh.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 27, 2020 12:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent

Altido Healthcare consulting recognized as ‘India’s most admirable healthcare brand’

As these healthcare organizations continue adapting to the new normal, Altido Healthcare Consulting will be playing a significant role in enabling them to come back stronger in the post-COVID times.
Altido also does extensive post construction analysis to understand any future operational issues or guiding factors on a continuous basis to avoid pitfalls and keep on improving & restoring the design practice.
Altido also does extensive post construction analysis to understand any future operational issues or guiding factors on a continuous basis to avoid pitfalls and keep on improving & restoring the design practice.
Updated on Sep 18, 2020 03:13 PM IST
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Madrid to unveil fresh restrictions as Covid-19 resurges, asks for urgent help from Spain government

As Spain battles a resurgent second wave of Covid-19, the spread of coronavirus pandemic is getting worse in Madrid which is now eyeing new restrictions
Madrid to unveil fresh restrictions as COVID-19 resurges(Twitter/MusEuropa)
Madrid to unveil fresh restrictions as COVID-19 resurges(Twitter/MusEuropa)
Updated on Sep 18, 2020 04:49 PM IST
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Madrid | ByAgence France-Presse | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Draft data safety policy of India’s digital health mission out for public comments

The objective of this draft policy is to provide adequate guidance and to set out a framework for the secure processing of personal and sensitive data of individuals
A health worker distributes face masks to children during a coronavirus testing drive, at Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centre, in Gurugram in July. The National Health Authority ) that is the implementing authority of the country’s flagship public health insurance scheme --- Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna --- has released the draft policy for public comments and feedback until September 3.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
A health worker distributes face masks to children during a coronavirus testing drive, at Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centre, in Gurugram in July. The National Health Authority ) that is the implementing authority of the country’s flagship public health insurance scheme --- Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna --- has released the draft policy for public comments and feedback until September 3.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 27, 2020 09:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Fulfilled promises within time, Nitish says ahead of polls

Nitish Kumar announced government jobs for 250 sportspersons and a recruitment of 4997 doctors.
Nitish Kumar, who has won his previous elections on issues of law and order, good governance, good roads, said a Har Ghar Jal Yojana to provide piped water to each household will be completed by October.
Nitish Kumar, who has won his previous elections on issues of law and order, good governance, good roads, said a Har Ghar Jal Yojana to provide piped water to each household will be completed by October.
Updated on Aug 16, 2020 01:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByVijay Swaroop

Can’t convert coaches into ICUs for Covid patients: Railways to Bombay HC

A file photo of Bombay high court. (HT photo)
A file photo of Bombay high court. (HT photo)
Updated on Jul 03, 2020 10:20 AM IST
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Hindusta Times, Mumbai | ByKanchan Chaudhari

Disclose steps taken to convert railway coaches into quarantine facilities: HC to Centre

The petitioner also alleged that the inefficient management of the pandemic has resulted in the breakdown of the healthcare system within the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), leading to a spike in Covid-19 positive cases.
The petitioner had also prayed before that court that rapid antigen detection test (RADT) be conducted for Covid-19 patients.. (HT photo)
The petitioner had also prayed before that court that rapid antigen detection test (RADT) be conducted for Covid-19 patients.. (HT photo)
Updated on Jun 23, 2020 07:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByKanchan Chaudhari

Glenmark launches Covid-19 drug at Rs 103 per tablet

The drug will be available as a 200 mg tablet at a maximum retail price (MRP) of Rs 3,500 for a strip of 34 tablets, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals said.
The drug will be available as a prescription-based medication for Rs 103/tablet, with recommended dose being 1,800 mg twice on day one, followed by 800 mg twice daily up to day 14.(Bloomberg)
The drug will be available as a prescription-based medication for Rs 103/tablet, with recommended dose being 1,800 mg twice on day one, followed by 800 mg twice daily up to day 14.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Jun 20, 2020 09:33 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

US lawmakers propose bill, 40,000 Covid-19 health workers set to get green cards

They have proposed granting 25,000 of the Green Cards to nurses and the rest 15,000 to physicians, which include both those hired abroad or those already in the United States.
The US grants around 1 million Green Cards a year, which are subject to a per country-limit of 7%.(AFP)
The US grants around 1 million Green Cards a year, which are subject to a per country-limit of 7%.(AFP)
Updated on May 10, 2020 03:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByHT Correspondent

China admits coronavirus exposed ‘shortcomings’ in healthcare system

China has faced criticism both at home and abroad for downplaying the virus and concealing information about the outbreak when it first emerged in the central city of Wuhan in December.
The virus has since infected nearly four million people worldwide -- claiming more than 270,000 lives -- and crippled the global economy.(AFP)
The virus has since infected nearly four million people worldwide -- claiming more than 270,000 lives -- and crippled the global economy.(AFP)
Updated on May 09, 2020 04:53 PM IST
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Beijing | ByAgence France-Presse| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Covid-19: Portraying India unfairly

It would not have come as a surprise to most people when a national survey last week showed an staggering 93% of Indians expressing confidence in Prime Minster Narendra Modi’s leadership in tackling the coronavirus crisis. In fact, other surveys had shown public’s confidence having steadily grown, from 77% at the beginning of the national lockdown over a month ago, to 83% earlier this month.
To deal with determinedly pessimistic portrayals, India must strive for a more balanced global narrative(Keshav Singh/HTPHoto)
To deal with determinedly pessimistic portrayals, India must strive for a more balanced global narrative(Keshav Singh/HTPHoto)
Published on May 03, 2020 07:33 PM IST
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ByBaijayant “Jay” Panda

Excerpt: Nautanki Diaries by Dominic Franks

Sports broadcaster and trained doctor, Dominic Franks rode from Bengaluru to Delhi on his cycle, Nautanki. His book Nautanki Diaries is about that journey. This excerpt, which highlights the Indian tendency to leave things to fate and also the alarming state of our healthcare system, is especially pertinent at a time when thousands of the urban poor are fleeing the cities on foot and on bicycle
Such a long journey: A migrant worker leaving Noida for his village on Day 5 of the 21-day nationwide lockdown imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus.(Mohd Zakir/Hindustan Times)
Such a long journey: A migrant worker leaving Noida for his village on Day 5 of the 21-day nationwide lockdown imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus.(Mohd Zakir/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 01, 2020 07:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByDominic Franks

COVID-19 Warrior: Uttarakhand man uses his car as ambulance in remote hilly regions amid lockdown

Ganesh Bhatt, 32, from Devprayag got the idea of using his vehicle as an emergency service after he learnt from a few locals that drivers in the area were scared to take patients to and from hospitals fearing they might contract the virus. Bhatt can be contacted on 9410530387.
Residents go about their daily life behind barriers in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province Tuesday, March 31, 2020. China says almost all of its coronavirus cases are now brought into the country by travelers from abroad, and Wuhan has not recorded any new confirmed or suspected cases in a week(AP)
Residents go about their daily life behind barriers in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province Tuesday, March 31, 2020. China says almost all of its coronavirus cases are now brought into the country by travelers from abroad, and Wuhan has not recorded any new confirmed or suspected cases in a week(AP)
Published on Apr 01, 2020 06:20 AM IST
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Dehradun, Hindustan Times | BySuparna Roy

No operators for Janaushadhi stores at three Chandigarh hospitals

Chandigarh’s health department last year had allotted space in the civil hospitals of Sector 45 and 22 and the Manimajra Civil Hospital to Chandigarh’s Red Cross Society to run the Jan Aushadi Kendras. However, tendering process by the Society did not get a single response
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Published on Nov 23, 2019 01:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAmanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh

India should work towards universal health care: Bill Gates

The report by the government policy think tank, titled Health System for a New India: Building Blocks-Potential Pathways to Reform, noted that India’s health system was lagging behind those in comparable countries on many key performance indicators.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation co-chair Bill Gates (left) with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on Monday.(ANI photo)
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation co-chair Bill Gates (left) with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on Monday.(ANI photo)
Updated on Nov 19, 2019 01:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnisha Dutta, New Delhi:

With a 12-year-old patient on sling, Odisha doctor walks 5 km through a forest and hill

Kamulu Kirshani, a 12-year-old tribal boy of Nuaguda village was suffering from fever over last few days. But with no communication facilities available between his village and the nearest primary health centre, all that the boy and his elder sister could do, was pray.
Shakti Prasad Mishra, a 52-year-old doctor working in a sub-centre in Khairput block of Malkangiri district, carried a 12-year-old orphaned boy in a sling and walked for 5 km in hilly and forested terrains(HT Photo)
Shakti Prasad Mishra, a 52-year-old doctor working in a sub-centre in Khairput block of Malkangiri district, carried a 12-year-old orphaned boy in a sling and walked for 5 km in hilly and forested terrains(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 17, 2019 07:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

‘Medicine must become a multi-disciplinary field’

It is becoming increasingly important to find good answers to all these questions as people are living longer, and there is a rising global need for new and better ways to improve the number of years lived in full health.
Medicines(File)
Medicines(File)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 08:37 AM IST
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ByDr Nicola Green

Encephalitis toll rises to 152, spreads to 20 Bihar districts; scare in Madhya Pradesh

The death toll from acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) reached 152 in Bihar, with medical officials stating that the disease has spread to 20 of the state’s 38 districts.
According to officials familiar with the matter, a child succumbed to the disease late on Saturday at the Sri Krishna Medical College Hospital in Muzaffarpur — the epicentre of the outbreak.(AFP file photo)
According to officials familiar with the matter, a child succumbed to the disease late on Saturday at the Sri Krishna Medical College Hospital in Muzaffarpur — the epicentre of the outbreak.(AFP file photo)
Updated on Jun 24, 2019 08:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByHT Correspondent

Christopher Elias on Ayushman Bharat, universal health coverage and more

Christopher Elias, president of the Global Development Division, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, says that India is headed in the right direction to achieve universal health coverage.
Christopher Elias is president of the Global Development Division, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Christopher Elias is president of the Global Development Division, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Updated on Jan 20, 2019 12:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | BySanchita Sharma

Partnerships and alliances are the new mechanisms for savings lives

While donors and governments with the capacity to provide resources at a global scale can replenish these ‘Global Health Funds’, domestic donors can partner with their respective governments to set up similar mechanisms to multiply the impact that they can have working alone. These partnerships are essential if we want to create a world in which where you live does not determine whether you live.
In 2000, 30 million children in poor countries were not being immunised, leading to millions of unnecessary deaths.(Kalpak Pathak / Hindustan Times)
In 2000, 30 million children in poor countries were not being immunised, leading to millions of unnecessary deaths.(Kalpak Pathak / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 01, 2018 06:05 PM IST
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ByJoe Cerrell and Nachiket Mor

Unwanted stents up chances of cardiovascular disease: Study

Researchers studied 4,595 heart patients across 110 district hospitals in Maharashtra from 2012 to 2016
Authors of the study slammed the practice of over-stenting and said responsible stenting can not only improve patient’s survival chances but reduce cost of treatment.(Pic for representation/ Getty Images)
Authors of the study slammed the practice of over-stenting and said responsible stenting can not only improve patient’s survival chances but reduce cost of treatment.(Pic for representation/ Getty Images)
Published on Jun 08, 2018 11:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySadaguru Pandit, Mumbai

Odisha doctor walks across hill, wades through river to help woman in labour

Dr Yagnadatta Rath’s actions are the latest in a series of extraordinary services by young doctors reported from across the state.
Dr Yagnadatta Rath, who did his MBBS in 2012, said he was really worried when he heard Raita was travelling all the way from Balam.(HT Photo)
Dr Yagnadatta Rath, who did his MBBS in 2012, said he was really worried when he heard Raita was travelling all the way from Balam.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 30, 2018 08:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty
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