‘Spend more to improve the country’s healthcare’

The recent incidents in Gorakhpur and Nashik have a thrown light on the poor state of neonatal care in India. TISS has been playing a vital role in healthcare policy making and also has been involved in several healthcare research projects. In an exclusive dialogue with My Medical Mantra Prof. S. Parasuraman, Director of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, explained what necessary steps have to be taken

‘Spend more to improve the country’s healthcare’After the tragic incident in Gorakhpur, in Nashik (Maharashtra) too, the death of 187 infants, merely in the duration of 5 months, has created a controversy and has highlighted the poor state of neonatal care in the country. On this backdrop, Prof. S Parasuraman, Director of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) exclusively spoke with […]

‘India spends a little over 1% of its GDP on health care,’ says Dr Amartya Sen at Healthcare Summit

Nobel laureate and economist Dr Amartya Sen addresses a huge gathering on ‘Health for All: Why and How?’ at Tata Memorial Centre’s Healthcare Summit

‘India spends a little over 1% of its GDP on health care,’ says Dr Amartya Sen at Healthcare SummitSecond day of Tata World Healthcare Summit saw a huge turnout of audience who had gathered to listen to Nobel laureate and economist Dr Amartya Sen’s address on ‘Health for All: Why and How?’. In his speech, Dr Sen pointed out that there is less contribution of gross domestic product (GDP) in healthcare sector. He […]

Five countries with the worst health care in the world

Countries listed have been ranked broadly by five criteria: quality care, access, efficiency, equity, and the number of people living healthy lives

Five countries with the worst health care in the worldIn 2000, the World Health Organization embarked on an exhaustive mission to rank the health care systems of 191 countries, with the African nation Sierra Leone ranking dead last and the United States ranking 37th at the time. Since then, however, the WHO has declined to update its rankings. In its stead, The Commonwealth Fund […]