No beds, medicines our hospitals in ICU

on December 26, 2013 DC | Joyeeta Chakravorty | 25th Dec 2013 Bangalore: It’s not easy being a patient at the century-old Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital. People need to visit pharmacies outside even for essential medicines like Carvedilol  used to treat heart failure and hypertension (high blood pressure). In fact , the stock board…

Medical education in India and its discontents

on July 2, 2014July 2, 2014 Book Chapter:Higher studies in India Dr. Sylvia Karpagam, Edited by Jacob Chacko, February 2014 An indiscriminate inheritance by India of colonial allopathic systems has wreaked havoc on traditional healing systems that have been in existence for centuries. India’s allopathic practitioners have created a monopoly on medical education and healthcare…

Biocon booked for dumping waste

Monday 30 May 2016 July 8, 2015, Bengaluru, DHNS The BBMP on Monday lodged a police complaint against Biocon for dumping chemical waste at the Terra Firma waste-processing unit near Doddaballapur in Bengaluru Rural district. But Biocon maintains the waste is non-hazardous. Villagers living around the Terra Firma unit had protested against the dumping of…

Deaths of people in Karuna trust run PHC – negligence, denial of care and fraud

on December 4, 2015 Doc signed death certificate indiscriminately: Report Nandini Chandrashekar, Bangalore, Oct 15, DH News Service: Deaths at Colony happened with generous help from medical staff The death of the inmates at the Beggars’ Colony happened with generous help from their supposed saviours – the medical staff. A Primary Health Centre (PHC) at…

Gates Foundation on Centre’s radar

on February 9, 2016 NATIONAL NEW DELHI, February 9, 2016 Updated: February 10, 2016 00:13 IST  http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/gates-foundation-on-centres-radar/article8215060.ece VIDYA KRISHNAN The Indian government will closely scrutinise the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s (BMGF) methods of donations in India after an international report accused the world’s biggest philanthropist of influencing government policies in favour of multinational pharmaceutical…