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Promoting Private Healthcare

The Rajasthan government’s Bhama­shah Health Insurance Scheme claims to benefit over 1.10 crore families encompassing around 4.65 crore people in the state through a smart card-based cashless health cover. The state government has allocated Rs 370 crore for this on an annual basis and a memorandum...

Privatising Healthcare in Rajasthan

The Rajasthan government has planned to hand over its public health centres to private operators through a process of bidding. However this will have a debilitating effect on the inadequate and under-resourced public healthcare system in the state.

Takeover of Indian Pharma Companies

India is, today, the fourth largest producer of drugs in the world and a world class supplier of relatively cheap generic medicines. It is the largest supplier in the world of low-priced anti-retrovirals and exports medicines to over 200 countries. However, major concerns regarding access to...

Health of Women and Children in Rajasthan

Narendra Gupta Pritam Pal Madhu Bhargava Mahesh Daga The major health issues of women are in large part reflections of their objective class situations, hut patently unequal gender relations mediating this material reality produce further deprivation for women. Further a number of women's health problems are strictly of a gender origin and affect all women regardless of their material status. Thus, in analysing the health situation of women, issues of gender may not be reduced to that of class, nor can primacy be assigned to either gender or class. This is the understanding which forms the basis of an analysis of the health situation of women and children in Rajasthan.
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