Quality of Care

The Two-Child Norm: More Anti-Autonomy than Antidote


A 1980s Indian Stamp stating 'a small family is a happy family'   Zahra Andalucia Wynne – Since 1951, India has seen its population almost quadruple from 360 million to 1.2 billion people, making it the ..... Read More

HRLN receives positive order in UP Salenta Case


Read the press release summary and full Allahabad High Court judgment below, which provides a damning statement on the state of public healthcare services in Uttar Pradesh.       ..... Read More

Positive Order Received in UP Fistula Case


Read the positive order received in a UP Fistula Case below.  ..... Read More

Efficacy, safety, cost: India’s decade-old debate on the cervical cancer vaccine erupts again


The debate over the use of vaccines to prevent cervical cancer in India came to the fore again last week when the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare indicated that it was unlikely to include Human Papilloma Virus or HPV vaccines in the national immunisation programme. The health ministry’s decision ..... Read More

New HRLN Fact-Finding Report: Medical Negligence in Dindori District Hospital, Madhya Pradesh


HRLN Researcher Monalisa Burman and intern Anusha Ravishankar travelled to Chulhapani Village in Dindori District, Madhya Pradesh, to investigate a severe case of medical negligence that resulted in a pregnant woman giving birth in a field. Samar Vati was denied services, slapped and abused by healthcare staff, and turned away from ..... Read More
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