Moving Digital to Phygital: Transforming Last Mile Health Access
Telemedicine is the newest entrant in India’s discourse on healthcare—from medical conferences to startups, one can hear this buzzword word across the spectrum. With several new telemedicine initiatives launched in recent times, it is important that the technology used is simple to use and comprehensive for the target population.
Where There is No Doctor
Health professionals who want to work in rural areas are handicapped by a chronic lack of information and an abundance of damning stereotypes about careers in rural India. Meanwhile, there is an acute shortage and growing need for healthcare professionals in rural areas. The diagnosis, according to the Rural Hospital Network, is a free-to-access website that aims to connect health professionals with hospitals in need.
How Long Is Too Long? India’s Proposal to Retain Health Data Needs A Relook
In November 2021, the National Health Authority (NHA), the nodal agency concerned with rolling out the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) programme, released a...
The Endless Battles of Children with Breathing Difficulties in Bengaluru
The voices of patients and caregivers ring loud and clear: worsening air quality in parts of the city is directly affecting the quality of life that our children can enjoy.
Getting Pregnant is Harder Than It’s Made Out To Be
How easy is it to get pregnant? Rising infertility in India is leading to more couples seeking out reproductive experts.
People First: Reimagining Design and Technology for Community Healthcare
“What is in it for you? Why are you doing this?” asks one of the Health Navigators (HNs) in Channapatna, the “Toy-City'' of Karnataka,...
It’s Time to Take Long COVID Patients Seriously
What has the experience of treating Long COVID looked like in India, and how can our public health system rise to this real and growing challenge?
Rich Millet Poor Millet: The Irony in Our Consumerism
What transformed the humble millet into an exotic grain?
One Health: The Need for Intersections Between Human, Animal and Environmental Health
This is an integrated approach to healthcare that can be adopted as a preventive measure against zoonotic diseases. But will One Health find its ground in India, or become yet another underexplored idea?
On The Fence: Making Sense of LIC’s IPO
From improving insurance penetration to the government's goal of raising money for national investment, we explore the debate around LIC's upcoming IPO.