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

Issues, Litigation, Media Report, News, Quality of Care, Update, WORK

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

Access to Contraceptives, Adolescents' Sexual Health and Rights, Articles, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Child Marriage, Delhi, Issues, Maternal Health, Media Report, New Delhi, News, Odisha, Quality of Care, Report, Research and Fact Finding, WORK

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

Articles, Delhi, Issues, Litigation, Media Report, News, Quality of Care, States, WORK

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

Access to Contraceptives, Articles, Issues, Media Report, News, Quality of Care, Rajasthan, States, Sterilisation

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 ....
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HRLN represents 13-year old rape victim who is granted an abortion at 31 weeks by the Supreme Court

Impact, Landmark, Litigation, Maharashtra, Media Report, News, Safe Abortion

The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed a 13-year-old girl from Mumbai to abort her 31-week-old foetus, even though it was healthy and did not have any abnormalities. The minor got pregnant as a result of rape. Indian law allows abortion of foetuses up to 20 weeks old, but courts can ....
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