healthcare

Audio podcast: Why India needs accessible, affordable healthcare diagnostics
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Ashraf Engineer October 20, 2021 Diagnostics comprise less than 5% of hospital costs but their findings influence 60%-70% of healthcare decision-making. India has among the lowest spends on diagnostics in the world due to lack of affordability, accessibility and awareness....
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Audio podcast: Tribals, the forgotten Indians
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Ashraf Engineer October 13, 2021 No one thinks or writes about districts like Gadchiroli and Chandrapur that have large tribal populations. The tribal regions in these districts are mainly underdeveloped, lacking basic facilities like healthcare. There are other issues: lack...
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Audio podcast: ‘There is a huge awareness gap when it comes to multiple sclerosis’
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By Ashraf Engineer September 22, 2021 There are an estimated 1.5 lakh Indians living with multiple sclerosis but the actual number is almost certainly higher. A key reason for this is lack of awareness and data about the disease. Data...
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Audio podcast: Failure after failure on the vaccine front
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Ashraf Engineer June 2, 2o21 The world’s largest vaccine manufacturer is facing a deadly shortage of COVID-19 doses. From planning to procurement and pricing, everything went wrong. Murali Neelakantan, a former global general counsel for pharma heavyweights who has worked...
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Audio podcast: Amid under-reporting of cases, India gasps for breath
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Ashraf Engineer May 1, 2021 Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. At the time of making this episode, India had reported 18 million cases since the COVID-19 pandemic began last year. As if that wasn’t...
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Audio podcast: 7 things the finance minister didn’t tell you about Budget 2021
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Ashraf Engineer February 5, 2021 PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. So much was expected from the Union Budget that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented on February 1, 2021. India needs an economic...
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Pandemic an opportunity to correct India’s nutrition inequities
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By Ashraf Engineer June 17, 2020 At a time when the COVID-19 lockdown has brought into sharp focus India’s socio-economic imbalances, the recently-released Global Nutrition Report 2020 has pointed to an even greater and longer-lasting pandemic – nutrition inequality. The...
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How the Hamieds are saving the world
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By Sujata Anandan April 15, 2020 The  manner in which Muslims are being demonised un this country by a section of the media and bhakts of the BJP, here is a story that should uplift the hearts of almost everybody...
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