A committee to exonerate industry?
The recommendations of the committee constituted to look into the claims of endosulfan victims in Kasargod and decide on the need to set up a tribunal to settle those, appear to be largely sympathetic towards the Plantation Corporation and endosulfan manufacturers. P N Venugopal reports.
Justice | Hazards | Health regulation | Kerala
In search of quality care
The public's perception that government facilities and services are poor has led them to abandon these in favour of private providers. But those are not necessarily better, writes R Balasubramaniam.
R Balasubramaniam | Public health
50+, and HIV-plus
Those in the 50-plus age group form the second largest chunk of HIV infected persons. But this group is clearly not at the heart of the AIDS control programme. Puja Awasthi reports.
Tamilnadu's striking progress in welfare
Better education and health outcome indicators in the southern states compared to the north, has been acknowledged for a long time. And yet to see it with one.s own eyes really drives home the point. Reetika Khera reports.
Government | Tamilnadu
As good as it gets
Recent advances in Indian surgical capabilities have put the world on notice that our doctors are capable of providing world-class care. The question now is, how do we get this to the masses? Ramesh Menon reports.
A child's trauma, the media's madness
The media's coverage of a young girl's humiliation in her school is totally devoid of objectivity or even plain common sense, making things even worse. Shoma Chatterji reports.
Child Health | Human rights | Media
TB: Dangerous comeback
It is frightening to think of how the new drug resistant strain of tuberculosis is going to spread in crowded, unhygienic, urban India. Doctors are worried.
DRUGS / MEDICINE
The Superbugs are here - III
The Government's response to the emergence of Superbugs should be urgent and specific, but instead it has been living in denial even as the threat multiplies.
CHILDREN WITH AIDS
Special support needed
HIV-positive children in Assam and their families need more than the usual measures of state support for their economic, medical and social needs.
HIV-AIDS | Assam
Girl children who were given names that reflected their unwanted status are being renamed in Maharashtra, in a new initiative to reverse the decline in sex ratio.
Gender violence | Population | Maharashtra