Will IPRs restrict access to Covid Vaccine?

November 23, 2020

The IPR waiver would allow all countries to choose to neither grant nor enforce patents and other IPRs related to COVID-19 drugs, vaccines, diagnostics and other technologies for the duration of the pandemic until global herd immunity is achieved. This move harkens back 20 years to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, when affordable generic HIV drugs, made in countries where patents did not block production, began saving millions of people’s lives.

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Can the patient have a say in the cost of treatment?

August 30, 2020

The challenge in India is to deliver a high volume of quality medical services at affordable low costs requiring breakthrough in healthcare delivery.

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Hurdles in the war against COVID-19

March 28, 2020

At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world is grimly awoken with the stark realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, India’s 130 crore people will have made their tryst with a nationwide lockdown that will last for 21-days. How does India’s economic misconduct continue to afflict and fragment society?

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Perspective of a Health Activist on the Niti Aayog’s PPP model based Healthcare

February 6, 2020

Perspective of a Health Activist on the Niti Aayog’s scheme to link new and existing private medical colleges with functional district hospitals and the related ‘Concession Agreement Guiding Principles for Setting up Medical Colleges through PPP’.

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January 15, 2020

The immediate need is to prioritize high-impact and cost-effective interventions at India’s current stage of development — such as finishing the agenda on infectious diseases, which the government should fund fully. The Health & Wellness Centres — with their promise of comprehensive primary care — has to be accorded top most priority.

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Singapore: The bellwether of Global health system?

January 5, 2020

Singapore spends only 4% of its GDP on healthcare but sets-up world-class medical institutions spending 70 % less than Canada and 50% less than the United States. Innovative cost-saving features and health savings have conveyed the small island’s motto of good governance.

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Why Regulation in The Private Healthcare Sector in India?

October 15, 2019

Health is understood as a subject of ‘Market Failure’. But because it is the subject of social welfare there is need of an intermediary mechanism for active intervention. One such important mechanism would be regulation.

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September 15, 2019

The worsening conditions of malnourishment amongst school children make it pivotal for us to know the importance of invigorating such schemes in our country.

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Why Regulation in The Private Healthcare Sector in India

September 15, 2019

Ayushman Bharat is the new route for ‘Strategic bargaining’ from Private Healthcare Providers. At the same time, the effectiveness of the private sector has to be measured against the parameters of access, quality, equity and efficiency

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Happiness in India

Can the rich idea of a poor country pave way for development?

August 18, 2019

If GDP is the factor that led to national happiness, then prosperous economies of China, USA and India would have occupied the top positions in the WHR 2018. Thus, there are some other factors other than financial prosperity that lead to the happiness of the Nordic countries such as Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

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