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Rescuing India From The Ravages Of Non-Communicable Diseases

Liable for 53% of the disease burden, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are depleting India of its economic, social and human resources. The World Economic Forum estimated that India stands to lose $4.58 trillion before 2030 due to NCDs and mental health conditions. To overcome this challenge, India needs to develop novel and innovative methods and approaches that are cost-effective and easy to adopt.

The Urgent Need For Holistic Surgical Care For A Stronger India

A recent study using data from the MDS showed that in 2010, 72000 people in the country died because of acute abdominal conditions: illnesses like peptic ulcers, appendicitis, and hernias that need urgent surgery. Of these deaths, 87% occur in rural areas, and the vast majority occurs at home, where patients do not receive care and die in agony. If treated promptly, these conditions are usually surgically curable.
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British Raj and VVIP Raj: A Public Health Insight

While British colonialism was clearly not carried out with the agenda of 'welfare for the colonized', the current state of affairs in India (and even in Pakistan and Bangladesh) makes one wonder whether, as was often said during the 2011 anti-corruption movement, 1947 marked only a banal replacement of one set of repulsive administrators with another; and whether the behaviour specifically attributed to the 'cunning British' is just a characteristic of the general human race itself, later manifesting itself in Indian politicians.
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What We Can Do To Cure Our Medical Education System

India faces an urgent need to fix its basic health concerns in the areas of communicable diseases, maternal and infant mortality. In addition, the nation faces the burden of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The panacea could be a three-dimensional talent funneling process, resulting in the availability of an adequate resource pool for healthcare and, finally, better health for the nation's populace. Let me term this the A2S System.

Deficit Or Investment: A Case For Universal Health Coverage In India

While it is evident that India needs to step up investments in healthcare, there is fierce debate among healthcare professionals about universalisation versus targeted healthcare coverage primarily due to the huge financial costs. In this article I would argue that universalisation of healthcare is in fact cost-effective as well as much more doable both socially and politically. I would further state that instead of targeting beneficiaries, it would be much more beneficial to target interventions with the highest returns.