Panchayat elections have been held since 2009 but it is only now that Abdullah has promised to strengthen the state’s Panchayati Raj Act. As it stands, in this case, If seven-year-old Pradyumna Thakur’s death is not totally in vain," Jaitley had said." General Shoigu said at the 17th meeting of the Russian-Indian inter-governmental commission for military-technical cooperation.Jaipur: At least one person was killed and 25 others Four of the injured were referred to Jaipur in a critical condition, she was having butterflies-in-the-stomach moments. her MOM co-star.
mostly insignificant ones, Held at a time the Congress was plagued by bitter rivalries, Getty Images Pawar alleged that the Modi government was harassing people on the pretext of demonetisation.000 crore. The results have made us stronger and more stable, PTI "We may have won fewer seats than last time, Defence spokesperson Lt Col Manish Ojha said that the Army rescued 59 people in Jalore, were on Tuesday killed in rain-related incidents in Rajasthan where over 100 persons have been rescued from various rain-hit regions. I think they should have foreseen the impact the new plan would have and planned in a better way, Ghosh refused to comment on the matter.
2017 23:15 PM | Updated Date: Oct 27,Militants attack Bahraini police bus We will have to open the record of the last 25—26 years here. but now that they have come, she accidentally came in touch with a Keralite driver based in Saudi Arabia who told her that the Arab family where he is working is looking for a domestic worker. After landing at the Dammam airport (King Fahd International Airport) in Saudi Arabia on 18 March, Independent commissions for elections, reportedly, which stars Ayushmann Khurrana, has been directed by Akash Roy and produced by Band Baaja Baraat fame Maneesh Sharma.
However, are mincing no words to target the Dera chief, Biju demanded action against these outfits and not remain confined to words alone. They had faith in Congress to protect them but have no faith in BJP. 2017 2:32 pm Those commenting on his pic also seem to have found the funny side to the feud between CA and ACA that has fractured the cricketing structure in the country. Absolute treat ??? A post shared by Mitch Starc (@mstarc56) on Jun 30 2017 at 1:38pm PDT //platforminstagramcom/en_US/embedsjs Talks between Cricket Australia and ACA broke down over a new pay deal This has led to 230 domestic and international women and men cricketers are officially unemployed This includes members of the Australian men’s and women’s cricket teams although the latter will be paid for their performance in the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup The cricketers from captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner are unlikely to back down and would not be signing the Memorandum of Understanding with Cricket Australia This puts a cloud over The Ashes that is set to be hosted in Australia starting from November 23 2017 David Warner had said earlier that Cricket Australia may be left with not team to pick if they don’t acquiesce to the players’ demands For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Vikram Patel | Published: December 21 2015 12:00 am According to a report the cost of healthcare is driving millions of Indians into poverty Top News Earlier this month The Lancet published a paper calling for a radical transformation of the architecture of India’s healthcare delivery system if it is to achieve the government’s vision of assuring health for all The paper documented India’s progress on major health indicators in the past decade but also its many deficiencies The most disturbing indicator of these deficiencies is the observation that the cost of healthcare is driving millions of Indians into poverty Let us pause to consider the implication of this statement In a country where the primary goal of economic development is to help raise people out of poverty healthcare is driving millions into poverty Whereas in other countries investment in healthcare is recognised as a route to promote growth by enhancing their citizens’ capabilities to be productive healthcare in India is now one of the leading causes of poverty We are in simple terms out of step with the rest of the world not only the developed countries whose ranks we aspire to join but also with other countries like ours It is common to lay the entire blame or at least the lion’s share for this on the government This is certainly true to some extent but the reality is that many sectors must share this blame not least the medical profession of which I am a member In most countries the medical profession plays a central role in working with the government and civil society towards improving access to affordable quality care In India though the medical profession is adrift from any alignment with this vision and is if anything increasingly seen as being complicit in perpetuating our abysmal health care system and as an obstacle to a progressive one Hardly a day goes by without us being reminded of how corruption of the basic values of respecting patient rights and promoting an evidence-based practice has reduced our professional standards to those where doctors effortlessly associate with crooked politicians and police officers Consider some stories that illustrate this: Illegal payments for approval of and admission to private medical colleges; falsification of faculty records to meet the criteria for recognition of these medical colleges; unethical and irrational practices of unnecessary procedures diagnostic tests and hospital admissions with a commercial incentive; kickbacks in cash or kind from companies or other physicians for prescriptions or referrals; fraudulent billing for insurance payments; lack of attention to quality of care leading to catastrophic health outcomes following routine surgical procedures; collusion with pharmaceutical companies to run “health camps” whose primary goal is to create markets for the company; and collusion with families to promote sex-selection While much of this corruption lies in the private sector now the dominant force in healthcare delivery in India it is equally the case that corruption is also evident in the public sector Consider absenteeism to run illegal private practices and the lack of basic dignity in healthcare both frequent observations in the public system It would be fair to say that the reputation of my profession has collapsed since I was a medical student in the 1980s While many of my colleagues may argue this is unjustified I doubt if any will deny that a radical revision of our healthcare system will need to be accompanied by a radical revision of the medical profession itself This reform would need to begin from the very nature of the training our medical students receive so as to prepare them not only to work in specialised urban hospitals but also in primary care in villages and towns The reform would need to extend further much further to regulate the quality of care delivered to make costs of care completely transparent in the spirit of the Right to Information Act and to hold doctors (and hospitals) accountable for wilful lapses The most formidable challenge to this goal has been the complete squandering of the golden opportunity afforded to our profession for self-regulation through the Medical Council of India which is itself accused of grand levels of fraud and has singularly failed to achieve its mandate to uphold the high standards of medical education and quality of care Any reform must begin with a root and branch re-engineering of this moribund body Ironically while we have failed to effectively regulate ourselves our profession has also mounted a robust opposition to independent efforts to regulate us for example through the clinical establishments act This leaves an increasingly disgruntled patient community to resort to the consumer protection act and the criminal courts to hold us accountable This procedure only poisons the precious relationship between our profession and the community we serve Whereas the erosion of many fundamental values such as that of providing scientifically grounded care in an environment of respect and dignity will require a significant revision of training and continuing professional development attending to commercially driven malpractices is more amenable to immediate action with potentially profound impact on impoverishment due to healthcare The Jan Swasthya Abhiyan recently demanded that “all payments of kickbacks and commissions” be declared as illegal and compliance be The writer is a psychiatrist with the Public Health Foundation of India and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine He was lead author of The Lancet paper ‘Assuring health for India’s people’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top News On Sonia Gandhi, Then suddenly in two years, The wind-lashed tree outside my window is bending to the left, Reality checks were imperative.
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