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  • Experts stress on virtual Pujas; fret about Covid spike

    Experts stress on virtual Pujas; fret about Covid spike

    At a time when the region is all set to open up for festivities, a recent picture of a well-known footwear store in Kolkata packed with shoppers, which is being shared widely on social media, is sending chills down the spine of many doctors in the region.

    October 12, 2020
  • Health of our healthcare system

    Health of our healthcare system

    How pervasive is corruption in our healthcare system? Has the large-scale entry of private sector in healthcare and medical education, especially from the early 1990s, changed the scenario altogether? Is the abysmal public expenditure of about 1.3 per cent of our GDP the main reason for this sorry state of affair? How has corruption in …

    August 24, 2018
  • No easy answers

    No easy answers

    West Bengal finds itself on the horns of a dilemma with the health department being asked to reflect on the query posed by Justice Debasish Kargupta of Calcutta High Court ~ “How does Bengal expect to produce doctors for its 42 super speciality hospitals if it does not encourage post-graduate education?” This is a critical …

    August 2, 2018
  • Should life be so cheap?

    Should life be so cheap?

    As India was set to commemorate its 70th Independence Day with all nationalistic and fervour, the tragedy at BRD Medical College and Hospital, Gorakhpur where 63 children died in just five days shook the conscience of the nation. It proved to be yet another gruesome example of ailing public healthcare system in India. An RTI …

    August 24, 2017