OPINIONS
Issues of Abortion under Surrogacy Bill 2016

Issues of Abortion under Surrogacy Bill 2016

Sonali Kusum

In the light of the recent Bombay High Court judgement permitting a surrogate mother right to terminate pregnancy, the issue of right of surrogate mothers to seek abortion assumes crucial significance which needs consideration. more

Surrogacy Bill 2016 opens minefield of legal suits over Parentage, Testamentary Rights

Surrogacy Bill 2016 opens minefield of legal suits over Parentage, Testamentary Rights

Sonali Kusum

The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 proposes for legalization of altruistic surrogacy among the familial relations of the intending couples seeking to have a child through surrogacy involving a close female relative of the same couple as surrogate mother for altruistic reasons. There is complete prohibition on payment of monetary returns to surrogate mother except for insurance. more

The Vizag Case Exposes More Gaps in Surrogacy Bill

The Vizag Case Exposes More Gaps in Surrogacy Bill

Sonali Kusum

Following the recent Vizag IVF Centre case, the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016 may need reconsideration towards integrating legal safeguards. more

Opinion: The Great Indian PG Medical Admission Tamasha

Opinion: The Great Indian PG Medical Admission Tamasha

Dr Neeraj Nagpal

The amount of suspense, excitement, emotions and disappointment generated by the counselling drama, which takes place yearly, is to be endured to be believed. more

Changing Landscape of Medical Tourism in India

Changing Landscape of Medical Tourism in India

Swapna Supekar

Medical tourism is rapidly gaining traction in global healthcare industry, wherein costs of biomedical procedures and surgical operations are tied up with travel and tourism spending. more

Sudden death of a school child

Sudden death of a school child

Prof S Dwivedi

A young teenager and student of Central School, Gol Dak Khana, New Delhi collapsed in morning assembly on August 17 and died instantaneously. The general impression in lay public is that it was heart attack which killed this boy. more

Tales of a small town surgeon in India: the case for global health investment on essential surgery

Tales of a small town surgeon in India: the case for global health investment on essential surgery

Ankit Raj

Dr A works as a surgeon in a small town of India. Like any other small town doctor, he has settled for a practice here because of the affinity and close proximity to his home. Building up from the scratch, Dr A has slowly set-up an infrastructure that provides the best possible quality and affordable healthcare to patients from surrounding rural areas who can’t afford highly expensive private hospitals or far-off government hospitals. more

Medical Crisis in Gorakhpur: An Impassioned Plea

Medical Crisis in Gorakhpur: An Impassioned Plea

Dr Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

I confess that there are strong reasons for me to feel strongly on the paediatric deaths in Gorakhpur. I am a native of this mofussil town and have been residing here permanently since I relocated to India after more than three decades abroad. more

Opinion: Let Us Not Comfortably Ignore The Fundamental Problems With Indian Medical Education

Opinion: Let Us Not Comfortably Ignore The Fundamental Problems With Indian Medical Education

Dr Soham D Bhaduri

As delighted as I was to read a piece highlighting the problems bedevilling Indian medical education, coming straight from a promising medical student himself, I was equally dismayed to be reminded about the malady Indian medical education continues to suffer from. more

AIIMS-like Institutions or Medical Education without Faculty

AIIMS-like Institutions or Medical Education without Faculty

Dr Kamal Mahawar

On the lines of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi, our government, and one has to commend them for it, wants to build an AIIMS in every state. This model of central government medical institutes with direct funding from the centre has been enormously successful and generally, these institutes command a much higher level of respect and recognition amongst the medical fraternity. more