Tuesday, Dec 07, 2021

Public Healthcare

Himachal Govt To Rope In MBBS Students In Fight Against Covid, Meagre Pay Irks Docs

May 04, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

The medical students are irked over the meagre remuneration of Rs 3,000 per month fixed for the contractual doctors, junior and senior resident doctors, and medical students.

Andhra Pradesh ASHA Worker Dies After Receiving Covid-19 Jab; Unions Protest

Jan 24, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

ASHA workers staged a demonstration in front of the Government General Hospital in Guntur demanding that a compensation of Rs 50 lakh be paid to the deceased's family.

Watch: Healthcare Workers Celebrate The Arrival Of Covid Vaccine By Dancing In Viral Video

The viral video showed healthcare workers dancing while wearing masks and maintaining social distance.

The Family Health Survey And Some Food For Thought

Dec 16, 2020 Veena S Rao

Can our policymakers revisit and redesign the government nutrition programmes to obtain results?

Essential Workers Win TIME's 2020 'Person Of The Year Reader Poll'

Frontline workers beat famed figures like President Donald Trump, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Pope Francis for the readers’ top pick.

08 December, 2020

Indian-Origin Health Expert Anil Soni Appointed Chief Of The WHO Foundation


Mr Soni served as a senior advisor to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation previously and is an alumnus of McKinsey and Harvard College.

25 November, 2020

Medical Body Slams Centre's Ayurveda Surgery Move, Calls It 'Khichdification' Of Medicine


A November 20 notification by the AYUSH Ministry allows Ayurveda practitioners to be trained in general surgery procedures.

24 November, 2020

One Crore Frontline Healthcare Workers To Receive Covid-19 Vaccine In First Leg


Five vaccine candidates are in advanced stages of development in India, out of which four are in Phase II/III and one is in Phase-I/II trials.

19 November, 2020

Healthcare Workers, Elderly People Will Be Priority For Covid Vaccine: Harsh Vardhan


Addressing a webinar Vardhan said, Covid-19 vaccine will be available in the next few months

16 November, 2020

Should Govt Collect 18% GST On Health Insurance During Covid-19?

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

The government has kept the health insurance in the highest tax bracket which only luxury or non-essential products or services attract

24 October, 2020

A Dusshheraa With A Twist

Dr Shweta Khandelwal

A look at this auspicious day through the prisms of public health and nutrition


23 October, 2020

The Future Of Healthcare Investment In India

Niraj Bora

With changes in the priority of the government, healthcare sector as an investment opportunity is promising and likely to benefit all participants

06 October, 2020

The Dormant State Of Indian Health Care Centres

Kunal Saini

Most of the population in rural India is dependent on government funded public facilities and Community Health Centres (CHCs). Even though rural areas have approximately 5335 functioning CHCs, there is a massive need for more such centres, especially in states like Bihar.

24 September, 2020

Legislation Vital In Ensuring Access To Safe Blood

Dr. Sasmit Patra

According to reports, India has a shortage of 1.9 million units of blood. The Covid-19 lockdown has further aggravated the blood shortage situation in the country.

19 September, 2020

Rajya Sabha Bill 2020: The New Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill Safeguard Healthcare Workers

Outlook Web Bureau

Health Minister introduced the Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020 in parliament today to replace an ordinance issued by the government in April. The bill ensures there is zero-tolerance to any form of violence against healthcare service personnel and damage to property.

16 September, 2020

After Lifting Travel Curbs, Himachal To Open 5 COVID Hospitals

Ashwani Sharma

Opposition slams government for bowing to Central pressure, says it's now 'Ram Bharose'.

15 August, 2020

Boosting Healthcare Needs Of India’s Non-Covid Patients

Nilanjana Bhattacharya and Ancy Thomas

As the cases are still rising, the covid-infected people are always the centre of attention . However, with proper technology in use, it is possible to keep a track of people who are not yet affected.


15 August, 2020

PM Modi Announces National Digital Health Mission; Indians To Get Health IDs With All Medical Records


PM Modi said the National Digital Health Mission will help reduce problems in getting treatment in various health facilities in the country and herald a new revolution in the sector.

Photo Gallery

Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) workers clear a water logged road after heavy rainfall due to Cyclone Jawad, in Kolkata.

PTI Photo

A health worker checks details for COVID-19 tests of the passengers arriving from Rishikesh at the Bikaner railway station.

PTI Photo

Shops at a Muslim-dominated area of Dalmandi remain closed on the anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition, in Varanasi.

PTI Photo

Resident doctors of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital raise slogans during a protest in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary

An elderly beneficiary reacts as she receives a Covid-19 vaccine dose amid fear of spreading of a new variant of the virus (Omicron), at a government hospital in Jalandhar.

PTI Photo

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Shaheen Bagh, CAA, Farmers’ Protest: Hip-Hop Is The Voice Of Dissent In India

Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.


Why I Rap: A Hip-Hop Artiste’s Journey From Bihar To Stardom

Aamir Shaikh aka Shaikhspeare traces talks about the genre that uses music as a means to dissent.

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Why I Rap: A Hip-Hop Artiste’s Journey From Bihar To Stardom

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Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation

Family from UP village forced to run around to complete post-death official paperwork and even last rites.

Ashutosh Sharma
Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation


Dalit-Bahujan Women In Politics And The Missing Narratives

On BR Ambedkar's death anniversary, a look at the 'invisible' history of Dalit Bahujan women in Indian politics.

Dec 02, 2021 Kalyani K

Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta