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All Things Policy: A New Law for Assisted Reproductive Technology?

 Last week, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare came up with a report on the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2020 which was introduced in Lok Sabha on 14 September 2020. The Bill seeks to provide...

All Things Policy: Is it Safe to Breathe in India?

 A new report from air technology company IQAir concludes that despite an 11% reduction in PM2.5 levels, India emerged as the world’s third-most polluted country. India’s air quality has serious ramifications for both public health and the economy at...

All Things Policy: Citizen Science – A Solution to Fake Information?

The COVID-19 pandemic brought along with it increased transmission of disinformation as well. Can ‘citizen science’ offer solutions? Sunila Dixit talks to Surat Parvatam and Suryesh Namdeo about the concept of ‘citizen science’ and how it can be used effectively...

Can India lead global health diplomacy?

The conventional forum of global diplomacy tends to be dominated by the issues of trade and security. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the light the importance of health diplomacy. Health security cannot be limited to the engagement at...

All Things Policy: Can India Meet Its COVID-19 Vaccination Target?

 Will India be able to cover its target population for COVID-19 vaccination? What issues is India facing during vaccination? Which vaccines are being approved? Sunila Dixit and Shambhavi Naik discuss these questions and more.

All Things Policy: Will the DNA Bill do More Harm than Good?

The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill has been listed for consideration in the Budget session. Shambhavi Naik and Sunila Dixit discuss the bill’s benefits and risks in light of the recently tabled Parliamentary Standing Committee’s report.

All Things Policy: What Does 137% Hike in Health Budget Mean?

 A major highlight of the Budget 2021-22 was the 137% increase in the budget allocation towards health. Sunila Dixit talks to Sarthak Pradhan and Apurva Kumar about the details of this hike and how this year’s budget compares with...

All Things Policy: Can you Speed up Vaccine Approval?

 India’s approval of two COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use has received mixed responses. Shambhavi Naik, Anirudh Kanisetti and Sunila Dixit discuss the approval process, the possible consequences of speeding things up and the potential impact on public confidence.

All Things Policy: Should AYUSH Doctors Perform Surgeries?

A recent notification from the Ministry of AYUSH says post-graduate AYUSH doctors will be trained to perform 39 types of surgeries. The notification has caused discontent among modern medicine doctors and led them to go on strike. Anirudh Kanisetti talks...

All Things Policy: Surprises in the National Family Health Survey

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare released the findings of the first phase of the National Family Health Survey 5. While indicators on family planning and vaccination have improved, the trends of nutrition are concerning. Anirudh Kanisetti talks to...
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