Articles by Raghuraj S Hegde
Jan 06, 2018
Medical reforms in India, part-II: NMC Bill legalises quacks; ill-trained AYUSH doctors will further compromise rural healthcareThe proposed six-month bridge course in the NMC Bill, allowing AYUSH and homeopathy practitioners to prescribe modern medicines, is a devious attempt to propagate its nationalistic propaganda
Jan 05, 2018
Medical reforms in India, Part-1: NMC Bill awards quantity over quality, fails to address corruption that plagued MCIThe National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill 2017 does not address the corruption that plagued MCI. Are we to believe that non-doctors will be less corrupt than the earlier corrupt MCI mandarins?
Apr 29, 2017
Why branded drugs cost way more than their generic counterpartsThe medicines available in the market then were all branded and each manufacturer of medicine had their own way to prepare a certain drug.
Mar 25, 2017
Long hours, poor facilities and insecurity: Doctors' distress is real and they have a right to strikeThe problem is if medical care is an essential service, then protection of healthcare providers too is essential.