News

The Lancet release latest study on abortion and unintended pregnancy in India


The Lancet have released their latest study on incidences of abortion and unintended pregnancy in India, with the research period taking place in the year 2015. This is an incredibly important study, as there is generally a lack of information surrounding incidences of abortion in India, which contributes to ..... Read More

56% Abortions Unsafe Despite Being Legal; Proposed Amendments On Hold


Niketa Mehta was in the 24th week of her pregnancy when a test revealed substantial abnormalities in the foetus’ heart that posed a risk to its survival. Mehta decided to abort, but found herself restrained by the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, which prohibits abortion of a foetus ..... Read More

HRLN file petition regarding non-availability of alcohol to detect TB


HRLN recently filed a petition on the non-availability of alcohol, which had nearly stopped the early detection of Tuberculosis through Sputum Smear Microscopy, which required alcohol to facilitate the testing.  The case was widely reported in the newspaper. Although the case is ongoing, the centre has directed the state to make ..... Read More

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
Page 1 of 512345

Facebook

Mera Haq Documentary

HRLN on Twitter