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Harikumar Sivanandan
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Attended IJHS, Tangasseri
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In our experience the past is the past and the future is the future, but sometimes the two can cross over
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Indians mostly pay for their healthcare out of pocket. More than 75 per cent on average of all health expenditure is out of pocket, whilst investment in public healthcare is even lower than some coun
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Scientists clone Zika for vaccine race - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36301030
US scientists say they have managed to clone the Zika virus - an important step towards fast-tracking a vaccine against the disease.
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How Rousseff has highlighted Brazil's sexism problem - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-36303001
Brazil has a sexism problem, which has been brought to international attention by the travails of suspended President Dilma Rousseff, says the BBC's Silvia Salek.
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India to 'divert rivers' to tackle drought - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-36299778
India is to divert water from major rivers like the Brahmaputra and the Ganges to deal with severe drought, a senior minister tells the BBC.
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Pakistan could beat polio in months, says WHO - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-36300034
Polio could be eradicated in Pakistan within months, the World Health Organisation says, as a mass vaccination drive is launched in the north-west.
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Why are almost all modern maps the same way up? Caroline Williams explores the intriguing history – and how it sways our psychology.
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What are the rarest creatures in the world? This is a surprisingly difficult question to answer, but there are a few likely contenders, finds Rachel Nuwer
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Scientists clone Zika for vaccine race - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36301030
US scientists say they have managed to clone the Zika virus - an important step towards fast-tracking a vaccine against the disease.
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April breaks global temperature record - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-36303046
April was the seventh month in a row to have broken global temperature records, Nasa figures show.
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India to 'divert rivers' to tackle drought - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-36299778
India is to divert water from major rivers like the Brahmaputra and the Ganges to deal with severe drought, a senior minister tells the BBC.
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The plan to ban work emails out of hours - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-36249647
France is about to introduce rules stopping employees from sending work-related emails at night and weekends.
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  • Health Services, Kerala
    Assistant Surgeon
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A little bit of everything...interested in anything under the sun and beyond
Introduction
Medico interested in Public Health, currently working at eHealth Kerala Project.
Education
  • IJHS, Tangasseri
  • Medical College, Trivandrum
  • Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology
    MPH
  • Madras Medical College
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Private health insurance can’t heal all
www.thehindu.com

Indians mostly pay for their healthcare out of pocket. More than 75 per cent on average of all health expenditure is out of pocket, whilst i

SC panel to monitor MCI
www.thehindu.com

Endorsing a Parliamentary Standing Committee report of March 2016 that medical education and profession in the country is at its “lowest ebb

Monsoon likely to be above normal: IMD
www.thehindu.com

In line with recent predictions by private weather forecasters, India’s official weather forecasting agency too has said the monsoon is like

Who will heal our drug industry?
www.thehindu.com

On March 11, the Supreme Court dismissed two Public Interest Litigations (PILs) that I had filed praying for an urgent reform of India’s dru

Aadhaar proving counterproductive: civil groups
www.thehindu.com

The Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016, which was passed in the Lok Sabha last w

Jan Dhan accounts using Aadhaar face hiccups
www.thehindu.com

“BMs (Bank Mitras) too prefer to open accounts through the e-KYC due to the simplicity and robustness of the account opening procedures. How

The Aadhaar coup
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The Aadhaar project was sold to the public based on the claim that enrolment was “voluntary”. It became clear that life without Aadhaar woul

Domesday 2.0
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A technological blueprint for better government

PSLV-C32 lifts off with navigation satellite IRNSS-1F
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India's workhorse satellite launch vehicle PSLV-C32, on Thursday, succesfully put India's sixth navigation satellite, IRNSS-1F , into orbit.

Healthinequity.com | Closing the gap: Health equity research initiative ...
www.healthinequity.com

Closing the gap: Health equity research initiative in India : This project will synthesise current knowledge, create new knowledge, and tran

Spluttering against TB
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In a small, airless room in Dharavi, Owais sat chatting with his wife and two children. Outside, the famous rains of Mumbai beat down relent

Is the Zika threat overhyped?
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With direct causality between Zika virus and microcephaly, a congenital brain development anomaly, yet to be established, Latin American doc

Not a good prognosis
www.thehindu.com

An air of anticipation and optimism greeted the formation and installation of the new government in 2014. A widely held view was that it wou

Panchayats must not be elitist - The Hindu
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Eyebrows will be raised when one finds that the post of Governor has the least qualifications prescribed under the Constitution. To become a

'There is an absence of political will to give primacy to health’ - The ...
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India has to not only increase resources for healthcare but also radically transform the architecture of the country's healthcare delivery s

The grand delusion of Digital India - The Hindu
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Interviewer: What would you regard as the most outstanding and significant event of the last decade? Siddhartha: The… war in Vietnam, sir. I

M. K. Narayanan on India’s current foreign policy on its neighbours - Th...
www.thehindu.com

Just three weeks ago, June 4 was a ‘Black Day’ for the Indian Army, when possibly, it suffered its highest-ever casualti

The hot Saudi-Iran cold war - The Hindu
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The rapid rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is a development that must have taken many by surprise. What was once a small g

Wawrinka stuns Djokovic to win maiden French Open - The Hindu
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Swiss Stan Wawrinka defied the odds to win the French Open with a 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-4 victory over world number one Novak Djokovic in an enthral

Greater share in taxes not compensating budget cuts in Central schemes -...
www.thehindu.com

As the National Democratic Alliance government completes a year in office, an emerging area of concern has been the fallout of cuts for cent