Public Health


Two Made-in-India COVID-19 test kits get ICMR approval

ICMR has approved two ‘Made in India’ RT-PCR (Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) test kits for use in approved government and private laboratories. These test kits have been found to…


Corona Pandemic – an Opportunity in Crisis

Bharat has just 2.3 critical care beds per 1,00,000 people whereas Italy which has 12.5 ICU beds per 1,00,00 people is now almost on the verge of total collapse due…


Global Meat Industry and Irreversible Consequences

(This article written in 2015 has acquired added importance today when the whole world is grappling with the Covid19 pandemic which arose after a virus jumped from bats to another…






How Climate Change Exacerbates Healthcare Crisis

Global leaders around the world often underestimate and miscalculate the challenges posed by climate crisis to humanity and human progress. There has been a lack of mutually accepted consensus regarding…


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Challenges in Bharat’s Healthcare

In Bharat, there is 1 government doctor for every 10,189 people as against the WHO’s recommendation of doctors to population ratio of 1:1000. The nurse-patient ratio is 1:483, as against…