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Arrest of Saibal Jana

Medico Friend Circle (MFC), a national level network of health professionals and activists, are shocked and pained by the arrest and detention of its long-standing, senior member—Doctor Saibal Jana. Jana is chief physician at the Shaheed Hospital in Dalli Rajhara, Chhattisgarh. The hospital was...

Deteriorating Health Conditions

To those of us working in the field of health, it is clear that there is a significant deterioration in India in the conditions needed for people’s health. Vital for health are not only the number of doctors, drugs and hospitals but also the distribution of these resources and the access to these...

Reviving Past as Future

At the inauguration of a hospital in Mumbai, funded by Reliance Foundation, on 25 October, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that we feel ashamed of ourselves when we compare our country to the rest of the world in the health sector. He added that we could be proud of medical science in India and...

Corruption in Medical Practice

The recent BMJ article by David Berger (BMJ 2014; 348:g3169) has raised the ugly issue of medical corruption in India. We have many conscientious doctors lamenting the fading ethics in medicine. Some have raised the issue in journals, press and medical councils, the latest case being the complaint...
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