articles by Raghuraj S Hegde

India

Medical reforms in India, part-II: NMC Bill legalises quacks; ill-trained AYUSH doctors will further compromise rural healthcare

The 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

India

Medical reforms in India, Part-1: NMC Bill awards quantity over quality, fails to address corruption that plagued MCI

The 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?

India

Why branded drugs cost way more than their generic counterparts

The medicines available in the market then were all branded and each manufacturer of medicine had their own way to prepare a certain drug.

India

Long hours, poor facilities and insecurity: Doctors' distress is real and they have a right to strike

The problem is if medical care is an essential service, then protection of healthcare providers too is essential.