The Ups And Downs Of The Repeal-And-Replace Debate

A selection of opinions on health care from around the country. The Kansas City Star: You Sure You Want To Repeal The Affordable Care Act, Republicans? Tuesday was the last day to sign up for Obamacare...
home healthcare

Home Healthcare Gaining Ground In India, But What About Regulations?

Private home healthcare appears to be gaining ground in India, but this critical segment is surprisingly outside the purview of a proper regulatory framework. Even the recently-announced National Health Policy, 2017, seems to have completely...
Health Care Trainees

Should Health Care Trainees Be Treated As Paid Employees?

Narciso Lara, 36, was trying to support his family in Salinas as a forklift driver but didn’t see any opportunity for advancement. So last year, he enrolled in a community college program to become...
Maternity Benefits act

Amended Maternity Benefit Law Goes A Long Way, But Has A Long Way To...

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2017, passed by Parliament last week, has made 26 weeks of paid maternity leave mandatory for all women employed in the organised sector. The more than doubling of the...
MOHFW

A Year End Review, 2016: Initiatives and Achievements of Ministry of Health and Family...

The Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) is aimed at reducing maternal and infant mortality rates through safe pregnancies and safe deliveries. The national programme will provide special...
medicaid health

Support For Health Law Grows, Leaving Republicans In A Bind

Republican members of Congress are at home this week, with many of them getting an earful from anxious constituents about their plans to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act. A poll out Friday...

Trump’s Immigration Ban Fuels Fear For Young Doctors Whose Jobs May Be In Limbo

President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, which sparked protests abroad and in the U.S., is also raising fears about the impact on international medical students vying for training programs at U.S. hospitals, as...
Medical devices manufacturing park

Medical devices manufacturing park to have common irradiation plant

Meeting with manufacturers to be held on June 14 The Medical Devices Manufacturing Park in Visakhapatnam district will have a common gamma irradiation plant, according to Health Minister Kamineni Srinivas. The units in the park make...
SC opens surrogacy window for singles

SC Opens Surrogacy Window For Singles

Draft Surrogacy (Regulation) bill 2016 allows only infertile, legally-wedded Indian couples to avail this option Producer-director Karan Johar, who became father to twins through surrogacy three days ago, may not be one of the last...
Vanessa Ramirez: Obamacare Repeal

Arizona Children Could Lose Health Coverage Under Obamacare Repeal

Like any college student, Vanessa Ramirez never expected chemotherapy would be part of her busy school schedule. "I don't have any history of cancer in my family, so it wasn't something I was on the...