Patient rights in India

Struggle for patient rights in India is/has largely been led by patient groups and social movements. In addition to the wider power gap between patients and providers, the Indian patient rights situation is aggravated by existing social inequalities including caste, gender, socio-economic position, disability and several other axes of inequities. One of my PhD students is examining patient rights from a governance lens. In this paper that we published a synthesis of literature including Supreme Court judgements in the journal Health Policy & Planning.

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Pachelbel’s Canon in D

Thanks to GSK & ASM for sharing this with me.

Health sells, but who’s buying?

Based on an invited article written for RGNUL Student Research Review Vol 6, Issue 1 titled Healthcare in India: Tracing the contours of a transitioning regime



More than a fantasy

Arrogance of benevolence

How often do you wonder

If your work is worthy at all?

If your work touches, cares and feels,

raises, improves…even transforms?

This thought torments, troubles & weighs

Pulls, weakens & preys

And rightly so…for what else

Can check the arrogance of benevolence

February 11, 2021
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