Importance of World Ostomy Day, Oct 2, for those who undergo continent diversion surgery

By Sheshu Babu* October 2 this year is  not only observed as the birthday of Gandhi, it is also a World Ostomy Day. Ostomy is an artificial opening during operation in the organ of the body such as a colostomy, ileostomy or gastrostomy, a stoma. Ostomy surgery is a life saving procedure that allows bodily … Continue reading Importance of World Ostomy Day, Oct 2, for those who undergo continent diversion surgery

Clinical trials: Downright violation of patients’ rights across the country

By Tanmay Lad* Since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, all eyes have been set upon the development of a successful vaccine that could take humankind out of the socio-economic crisis. On Jan 16, 2021, India launched the world’s largest vaccination program amid clinical trial allegations. Several trial participants, most of them being illiterate, had … Continue reading Clinical trials: Downright violation of patients’ rights across the country

Inspirational story of first-ever care centre in Karnataka for adolescent girls infected by HIV-AIDS

By Ashwin Kumar* As per the latest government reports (2019), India is estimated to have around 23 lakh people living with HIV-AIDS. Though the epidemic has an overall decreasing trend in the country, the lives of infected individuals in our society have seen the least improvement. Here is the story of one such individual battling … Continue reading Inspirational story of first-ever care centre in Karnataka for adolescent girls infected by HIV-AIDS

Over 63 million Indians are pushed to poverty every year due to health costs alone

By Mayurakshi Dutta, Sucheta Sardar* India has been historically struggling with inequalities in health. It has negatively affected the health and the accessibility to healthcare of the populations marginalised as a result of their gender, caste, religion, location and economic standing. The experiences of different groups of people during the COVID-19 pandemic has proven that … Continue reading Over 63 million Indians are pushed to poverty every year due to health costs alone

A humanitarian response to support medical requirements of patients suffering from Covid

A Rizwan Adatia Foundation note on entering into partnership with GMERS General Hospital, Junagadh: Rizwan Adatia Foundation (RAF) -- a private, not-for-profit international organisation that is functioning since 2015, in several countries of Africa and Asia including India -- has entered into a partnership with GMERS General Hospital in Junagadh district of Gujarat, to set … Continue reading A humanitarian response to support medical requirements of patients suffering from Covid

Why pandemic as an opportunity to rethink one’s life priorities

By Atanu Roy* The COVID-19 pandemic is ravaging our planet since 2019, almost for twenty months. It has triggered a social crisis that has evoked traumatic feelings as fear, anxiety, and a lack of existential security is threatening us, every day, every hour. In our lives, we have never witnessed this sort of crisis of … Continue reading Why pandemic as an opportunity to rethink one’s life priorities

Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh practitioners’ experience in tackling second wave of Covid-19

By IMPRI Team This panel discussion was related to the working experiences of various professionals especially in the wake of the second wave of COVID in Indian villages. It was organized by the Center for Habitat, Urban and Regional Studies (CHURS) and Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi by the joint efforts of Parmarth Sevi Sanstha (Uttar Pradesh). … Continue reading Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh practitioners’ experience in tackling second wave of Covid-19