OPINIONS
Opinion: What are we congratulating?

Opinion: What are we congratulating?

Dr Neeraj Nagpal

We are doctors, not politicians; let us not make achievements out of our failures. more

What India really needs is “Health providers” and not “Disease mongers”

What India really needs is “Health providers” and not “Disease mongers”

Dr O P Yadava

I read with interest India Medical Times dated 16th February 2017. It was diabolical that in articles by Dr Kamal Mahawar and Dr A J Prasad we talk of holistic development of Medicine with concentration on Primary Healthcare and in the more

Opinion: Just injecting more money into the current healthcare system won’t make us more healthy

Opinion: Just injecting more money into the current healthcare system won’t make us more healthy

Dr Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Dr Kamal Mahawar penned a very perceptive piece on his analysis of the Federal Budget and what we should extrapolate from it in terms of healthcare delivery in the country. He has made a careful analysis and I must compliment him for his efforts. more

Time to abandon fragmented healthcare programmes

Time to abandon fragmented healthcare programmes

Dr Kamal Mahawar

Despite an increased overall expenditure on health, increased number of postgraduate medical seats, and development of some of the health centres in villages, this year’s union budget was full of empty rhetoric and no real strategy on the part of the government. more

Is hospital a den of thieves?

Is hospital a den of thieves?

Dr Neeraj Nagpal

When, as a society, we crib regarding hospital bills, overcharging and fraudulent practices of hospitals in India, there are certain issues that remain under wraps and there is also a need to look at these, which are beyond the obvious. more

Opinion: Is the focus of Budget 2017-18 on healthcare adequate?

Opinion: Is the focus of Budget 2017-18 on healthcare adequate?

Dr Neeraj Nagpal

The honourable Finance Minister deserves applause for increasing the budget allocated for health by 27% to Rs 48,000 crore. However, though laudable, it is hardly adequate when we look at the healthcare needs of India. more

Opinion: Dr Margaret Chan and her likely successor as Director General of World Health Organization

Opinion: Dr Margaret Chan and her likely successor as Director General of World Health Organization

Dr Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Dr Margaret Chan completes her second term as the Director General of the World Health Organization this year. A distinguished public health expert from the People’s Republic of China, she had taken charge when the organization was going through a turbulent phase. more

Vital Signs Monitoring Devices: Get to know the Pulse Better

Vital Signs Monitoring Devices: Get to know the Pulse Better

Snehal Chougule

The global vital signs monitoring devices market has gained enough traction owing to the unfortunate increase in instances of critical medical conditions. The projected financial figures give a clear pulse of the present market scenario. more

Some thoughts on the eve of World Cancer Day 2017

Some thoughts on the eve of World Cancer Day 2017

Dr Manoj Sharma

A 20-year long perpetual cancer campaign throughout the year on the National Cancer Calendar Dates has done wonders. Thanks to internet and the modern electronic media. more

‘It’s sad to know that an innocent lady had to endure 13 years of custody because of general apathy towards mentally ill’

‘It’s sad to know that an innocent lady had to endure 13 years of custody because of general apathy towards mentally ill’

Dr Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Last week, the Supreme Court of India, in a landmark judgement, directed the State of Chhattisgarh to release a lady convicted of killing her four-year-old daughter after 13 years in prison. In the landmark judgement, Justice A K Sikri and Justice A M Sapre found that the lady in question was suffering from a disorder which would suggest that she was plagued with insanity at the time the crime was committed. more