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Health

Cost of compliance for clinical establishments

04/09/2017

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[Co-authored with Manya Nayar]

 

The Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2010 (Clinical Establishments Act) is facing resistance from the medical fraternity. The Indian Medical Association claims that the law will cause an increase in the cost of treatment and adversely affect small and medium size clinical establishments such ...


Concerns about how the Medical Council of India thinks about medical malpractice

04/07/2017

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[Co-authored with Shubho Roy] 

 
India has approximately 5.2 million medical negligence cases annually. A study for Mumbai showed that medico-legal cases, in courts, against doctors rose from 910 in the period from 1998 and 2006, to 150-200 cases every year. The responsibility to regulate the medical profession ...

Sustainable strategy to eliminate vector-borne diseases

02/03/2017

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[Co-authored with Shubho Roy]

 

In his budget speech of 2017, the Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley announced that the government has prepared an action plan to eliminate two vector-borne diseases by the end of this year (para. 64):

 
"Poverty is usually associated with poor health. It is the poor ...