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As it ramps up public healthcare, India must give more room to private sector

Barricades in place near the India Gate in New Delhi. (Express photo by Amit Mehra) On March 25, despite fewer notified cases compared to other countries, India closed its international borders and enforced a lockdown. It adopted social distancing, testing and citizen isolation, with a clarion call to the private sector and entrepreneur who specialise in low-cost innovations to support ... Read More »

Australia slashes Pacific aid funding for health as region battles medical crises

Australia has increased foreign aid to the Pacific, but slashed spending on health, even as the region battles several medical crises. Photograph: Allan Stephen/Unicef/AFP via Getty Images Australia’s aid funding to health programs across the Pacific region has been slashed in the past five years, even as Pacific nations have battled health crises, including a devastating measles outbreak, polio and ... Read More »

As Caucus Day Nears, Iowa Voters Guided By Big Health Care Changes

Glenn Hurst gives Jeannette Massen a checkup at the Northcrest Living Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. As they prepare to caucus, voters weigh which candidate to support and what health care should look like in the future. Walker Pickering for NPR Glenn Hurst didn’t grow up dreaming of becoming a doctor. But eventually, he made his way into health care, ... Read More »

WHO declares coronavirus as Public Health Emergency of International Concern

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday declared the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) as the outbreak continues to spread outside Wuhan, China, the epicentre of the virus. The decision was taken in the second consecutive meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus under the International Health ... Read More »

Sigh of relief at RJD camp as Lalu Prasad’s health recovers

Lalu Prasad Yadav. (Photo: Tejashwi Yadav on Twitter) Amedical update from Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) on Lalu Prasad Yadav’s health has come as a sigh of relief for his family members and RJD supporters. Last week, the RJD supremo had undergone surgery for an abscess on his buttock and subsequently was administered with antibiotic for the drying up ... Read More »

Kashmir turmoil escalates as mobile internet service snapped in Valley | Top developments

The Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) government on Sunday partially snapped mobile Internet services and imposed restrictions on the movement of people in Srinagar and the Kashmir Valley. The pilgrims of the Amarnath Yatra, which was supposed to continue till August 15, and the tourists were also asked to leave the Kashmir Valley within 24 hours. According to the reports, section ... Read More »

Health-care stocks plunge as uncertainty rises on Obamacare, Congress threatens action on drug prices

Health-care stocks were poised to end the week in the red Friday after lawmakers on Capitol Hill threatened to write new laws tightening control over the nation’s largest pharmacy benefit mangers to curb skyrocketing drug costs. The Trump administration’s legal challenge to former President Barack Obama’s signature health insurance law, the Affordable Care Act, and Sen. Bernie Sanders’ new “Medicare for All” bill ... Read More »

White House slams ‘Medicare for All’ as bad for Americans’ health and wallets

The Trump administration slammed “Medicare for All” in its annual economic reviewTuesday, claiming that creating a new government-run health care program would be expensive, damage the economy and hurt Americans’ health. President Donald Trump and his top health officials have repeatedly blasted Medicare for All, which several Democratic presidential candidates and lawmakers are backing. “M4A will be neither more efficient nor cheaper than ... Read More »

Sterling plummets to 21-month low as UK government pulls Parliament’s vote on Brexit

Victoria Jones – PA Images | PA Images | Getty Images Prime Minister Theresa May leaving 10 Downing Street, London, ahead of Prime Minister’s Questions. Sterling slumped to a 21-month low as British Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed that the government would delay a Brexit vote in the parliament, that had earlier been scheduled for Tuesday. Earlier on Monday, the ... Read More »

Risks Of Epidemics Rise In Kerala As Flood Water Recedes

As Kerala continues to battle the worst flood disaster, it faces yet another fear: epidemics. Health experts say as the flood water recedes, the state may have to cope with waterborne and vectorborne diseases such as cholera, typhoid, malaria, hepatitis and other fevers. “Most houses are submerged and the people are living in relief camps where it is very difficult ... Read More »