covid-19 lapses highlighted the need for HEMS

Covid-19 lessons: India must add HEMS to healthcare infrastructure

Covid-19 pandemic saw people struggling to access healthcare services in time, highlighting the need for a robust Helicopter Emergency Medical Service, or HEMS. Read more »
covid-19 second wave

Hard lessons: Layers of government must work in tandem to beat Covid-19

The government must channelise all its management and financial resources to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic before the third wave strikes India. Read more »
elder abuse, ageing population

Elder abuse cases on the rise as ageing population lack access to justice

Prevention of elder abuse is possible as many strategies have been identified to prevent abuse, take action against it and mitigate its consequences. Read more »
Modi government universalises Covid-19 vaccine drive

Govt places orders for 44cr doses of Covid-19 vaccines

The health ministry orders 25 crore doses of Covishield and 19 Crore of Covaxin after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement universalising Covid-19 vaccine drive. Read more »
telehealth and cyber security

Telehealth services must strengthen privacy, cybersecurity practices

It is critical that hospitals, doctors and other organisations offering telehealth invest in strong privacy and cybersecurity protocols. Read more »
world food safety day 2021

World Food Safety Day 2021: Ensuring safe food for a healthy tomorrow is everyone’s business

Food safety is a grave concern for India where more than a third of the food produced, including almost 70% of the milk sold, is adulterated and substandard. Read more »
medical oxygen shortfall during covid-19 second wave

Covid-19 lessons: How to avoid medical oxygen shortfalls

Some practical steps to avoid a shortfall of medical oxygen that caused a large number of casualties during the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic. Read more »
food security through PDS during covid-19 pandemic

Covid-19 crisis: Tweaked PDS, expanded MGNREGA, DBT key to ensuring food security

More money in the hands of the vulnerable sections of the society is the key to ensuring food security amid the second wave of Covid-19. Read more »
covid-19 vaccines

Free universal Covid-19 vaccination policy may lead to supply shortages

Modi government must open up production, distribution and administration of Covid-19 vaccines. Read more »
India labour reforms through labour codes

Labour reforms: How labour codes gave social dialogue, consultations a miss

Adequate dialogue and consultation did not happen before introducing and passing labour reforms contained in the four codes. Read more »