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

Rural population in pressing need of medical help, financial aid to seek medical consultation

“Rural Realities: Practitioners’ Experiences in Tackling the Second Wave in Indian Villages” -- a note by Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhi The second wave of COVID-19 has now penetrated the rural pockets of India. It has gained traction in the country’s rural hinterland, where health care infrastructure is weaker than in urban areas, … Continue reading Rural population in pressing need of medical help, financial aid to seek medical consultation

Mucormycosis: High cost of treatment burdens economically vulnerable families

PIL plea in the Gujarat High Court over Mucormycosis/Black Fungus, Court issues notice: A note by Citizens’ Covid Action Group: PIL no 67/2021 has been filed in the Gujarat High Court with regard to the grave situation of Mucormycosis in Gujarat and the procedural lapses to obtain Amphotericin B, the antifungal injection which has been … Continue reading Mucormycosis: High cost of treatment burdens economically vulnerable families

Why India’s urban poor and rural population inherently have a robust immunity

By Poornima Bisineer, Sandeep Pandey* As the second more virulent wave of coronavirus rages on, the urban areas seem to be more adversely affected compared to the rural areas. Although, there are cases and deaths being now reported from rural areas too but the numbers in cities is disproportionately higher. And within the cities the … Continue reading Why India’s urban poor and rural population inherently have a robust immunity