articles by Aiswarya Rao

India

Firstpost Podcast: Dr Aiswarya Rao looks at the dark side of forced detox during coronavirus lockdown

In this episode, Dr Aiswarya explains what constitutes alcohol abuse, and the dark side of the forced detox in the lockdown.

India

Firstpost Podcast: How social stigma affects access to healthcare for vulnerable groups; an expert explains

In India, many incidents of social shaming related to coronavirus have emerged in recent times.

India

Firstpost Podcast: How does a hospital prepare for coronavirus; an expert explains

Dr Aiswarya speaks to Dr Uma Devi, professor of Medicine at Stanley Medical College in Chennai, who is currently in the front line of the coronavirus taskforce in Tamil Nadu, in episode five of her podcast

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Firstpost Podcast: To fight coronavirus, states must emulate Kerala model, says public health advisor Dr Aiswarya

Are state governments putting their best foot forward in the face of the coronavirus outbreak? What do we’ve to learn from the Kerala model? Dr Aiswarya Rao takes a closer look at that and how different states are faring

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Firstpost Podcast: What you should believe and things you must junk; a public health adviser busts myths on coronavirus

Amid the coronavirus pandemic that surrounds us today, social media, our family and friends, everyone seems to have hacks and "facts" to deal with the coronavirus and they are being distributed generously.

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India's National ART Programme to combat HIV would not have seen light of day if not for Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj was made Union health minister in January 2003 and continued until May 2004 when India went for the Lok Sabha polls

India

Church and sexual abuse: Catholics, State have been silent for too long; Kerala rape must cause Vatican to act

Five nuns of the Missionaries of Jesus have been on protest for over 10 days against the rape of one of their own, a 44-year-old nun who was no less than a former Mother-General