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A cyclist wearing a protective mask rides past a banner of Chinese president Xi Jinping in Shanghai | Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Pharma companies to cut prices of news drugs by 51% to access Chinese market

Patients will only need to pay a small fraction of the cost of these drugs as the lion’s share of the bill will be footed by China’s $373 billion national medical insurance fund.
Doctors screening a patient | ANI

Lancet forms panel led by Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, others for India’s universal health coverage

The aim of the initiative is to ‘harness citizens’ engagement to address the long-standing need for India to move towards genuine Universal Health Care’.
File photo | Members of Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti felicitate health workers at Vijay Ghat slum area during a COVID-19 testing camp | PTI

Covid pandemic has shown India the utility of smaller facilities over mega hospitals

In 'Till We Win', public health expert Chadrakant Lahariya, scientist Gagandeep Kang and AIIMS director Randeep Guleria write that Covid has shown the link between India’s health and economy.
Representational image of an Indian child being measured for malnutrition

India needs to ensure mothers’ higher education to eradicate child malnutrition, study says

The study by Indian Council for Research on International Relations found that mortality and nutritional security are closely interlinked.
Dr Soumya Swaminathan | Twitter: @doctorsoumya

Investing in public health most important lesson of Covid pandemic, says WHO chief scientist

Addressing the 15th JRD Tata Memorial Oration, Soumya Swaminathan highlighted the impact of the pandemic on education, violence against women, reproductive health and services.
Baba Ramdev addresses the media during the launch of Corolin tablet for Coronavirus, in Haridwar on 23 June 2020 | ANI

Breathe new life into public health. Far too many Indians rely on Baba Ramdev, Akshay Kumar

A marginal patient opts for private healthcare over govt services the moment it becomes affordable, despite the distrust. The goal should be to reverse this.
File photo of Paris | Wikimedia Commons

More than half of France in red zone, hospitals in Jakarta lack capacity & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
An American flag flies outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. | Bloomberg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s successor could give Trump an edge in US presidential election

Ginsburg’s death Friday gives the president and his Republican allies an opening to leave a transformational mark on a court already shaped by two Trump appointments.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Govt data shows how access to healthcare got disrupted for women and children in lockdown

HMIS data shows contraception, abortion services & child immunisation against BCG and polio were badly hit during April-June this year, compared to the same period last year.

Off The Cuff with Dr. Prathap C. Reddy

On #ThePrintOTC with Editor-in-chief Shekhar Gupta, Dr Prathap C. Reddy, founder of Apollo Hospitals told talked about how Apollo Hospitals manage Covid-19 patients, why India needs to expand its health care workforce and why hospitals should not be held guilty for making profits.

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