Lead Articles

August 21, 2016

National Medical Commission

There is a move to bring wide-ranging reforms in the medical education sector. A parliamentary committee had recommended the scrapping of the Medical Council of India […]
August 21, 2016

Declining Medical Trust

Mutual trust between patients and doctors that used to be the hallmark of doctor-patient relationship is getting eroded fast. Both sides share the blame. While patients […]
August 21, 2016

Parents and patients

One leading scientist remarked at a local conference, ‘When we were growing as children or youth, we were fed by the tender and loving hands of […]
August 7, 2016

Pharma prices go through the roof

The international pharmaceutical industry has found its cash cow in India’s beleaguered consumers. With a basic wage worker afflicted with a chronic disease like multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis […]
July 10, 2016

Corrupt system or corrupt profession

The problem of corruption in healthcare is of a multidimensional nature. Corruption may be involved, for example, in construction of hospitals, purchase of instruments, supply of […]
June 24, 2016

Doctor’s Dilemma

While the doctor patient relationship is one of mutual trust and respect, many a times patients or their relatives take the kind doctor for a ride […]