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

‘The pain is overwhelming’: As India’s Covid crisis deepens, we need Christians to act

By Joseph D'Souza* As coronaviris cases in India pass 20 million and oxygen shortages push the healthcare system to the brink of collapse, Indian church leader Bishop Joseph D’Souza, issues an urgent plea to Christians around the world. Global media have characterised India’s current Covid-19 crisis as a descent into hell or an apocalyptic catastrophe. … Continue reading ‘The pain is overwhelming’: As India’s Covid crisis deepens, we need Christians to act

Ambarish Rai’s death shows the collapse of the healthcare system

By Vidya Bhushan Rawat* It's devastating news. My dear friend Ambarish Rai passed away in the morning today. His death is a big blow to all of us who have been associated with him or have known him for more than two decades. His death is an example of callousness and complete chaos in our … Continue reading Ambarish Rai’s death shows the collapse of the healthcare system

India’s child malnutrition: Troubling data from the National Family Health Survey

Reproduced below is an article “India's child malnutrition story worsens”, by Patralekha Chatterjee, published in one of the world's oldest and best-known general medical journals, Lancet: India's economic growth in recent decades has co-existed with alarming levels of chronic hunger and stunting. The country ranked 94th among 107 countries in the Global Hunger Index 2020, way … Continue reading India’s child malnutrition: Troubling data from the National Family Health Survey