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Modi’s cash transfer scheme for pregnant women shortsighted, healthcare quality needs attention first


By Maya Palit On social media on 1 January, I came across many quips about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s New Year’s Eve speech. “Judging from the speech, the happiest person in the country should be a 65-year-old pregnant farmer,” went one. These were, of course, prompted by Modi’s promise to introduce a ..... Read More

Delhi High Court probe ‘disturbing’ negligence linked to infant death at Safdarjung Hospital


The alleged medical negligence by Safdarjung Hospital in wrongly declaring a newborn as dead in June this year has led the Delhi High Court to direct the Centre to order a probe into the incident. The infant was brought back to the hospital and put on a ventilator, but ..... Read More

Victim of a failed sterilisation procedure finally receives a measly Rs 30,000, 11 years later


Gyanibai Meena still remembers how scared she was when her stomach kept swelling seven years ago. The doctors at a primary health centre near her house in Parnala village in Rajasthan’s Pratapgarh district told her that she could have a gaanth or tumour in her stomach. But when she ..... Read More

Baby born to woman who was denied permission to abort dies


A baby, whose mother was denied permission by the Supreme Court to end her pregnancy at 27 weeks, died at Mumbai’s KEM Hospital, the Hindustan Times reported on Friday. The boy was born with a neurological disorder on July 4 and died a fortnight ago. The mother had moved the apex ..... Read More

HRLN receives positive order from the Patna High Court regarding quality of healthcare in Bihar prisons


HRLN filed a successful public interest litigation petiiton regarding the appalling lack of healthcare provided to prisoners across Bihar. The lack of healthcare services was noted by the High Court, who took a strong view of the situation and ..... Read More
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