Niti Aayog must stop plan to privatise public health

In late November 2019 Khwahish Warsi, a daily wage earner who makes his living by making and selling 'dholaks', the Indian percussion instrument, who did not have one pelvic joint, met with a major accident and suffered major fracture in both his legs. He was taken to the trauma centre of the King George's Medical University (KGMU) in Lucknow, India. Because of major rush here he could not be admitted for two days and was ‘advised’ to seek treatment in private hospital. That is how he landed at a private hospital in the city. Even after he had borrowed Rs. 1.1 Lakhs (around US$ 1500) from his village in Barabanki he could not muster half the amount the hospital was asking to go ahead and perform the surgery which included putting iron rods in his legs. Had it not been for some charitable individuals he would not have been able to make all hospital payments. But everyone may not be as lucky.

#endtobacco and #beatNCDs will help accelerate progress towards #endTB → #endAIDS


This Podcast features a conversation with Dr Ishwar Gilada, President AIDS Society of India and Governing Council Member of International AIDS Society (IAS); Dr Anoop Kumar Puri, Deputy Director General, National AIDS Control Organization, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India; Dr Dilip Mathai, Vice President, AIDS Society of India and Dean, Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences; Dr Naval Chandra, Additional Professor, Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences and Jt Secretary, AIDS Society of India; Dr Tara Singh Bam, Regional Deputy Director (Asia Pacific) of International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union).

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100-100-100 and zero new transmission of HIV & TB are imperative to meet SDGs


This Podcast features the recording of a discussion with experts: Dr Ishwar Gilada, President AIDS Society of India and Governing Council Member of International AIDS Society (IAS); Dr KS Sachdeva, Deputy Director General, RNTCP, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India; Dr Anoop Kumar Puri, Deputy Director General, National AIDS Control Organization, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India; Dr Prapti Gilada Toshniwal, Consultant Microbiologist, Prince Aly Khan Hospital, Mumbai, India; Dr Dilip Mathai, Vice President, AIDS Society of India and Dean, Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences; Dr Naval Chandra, Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences and Jt Secretary, AIDS Society of India; and Dr Jacob Creswell, Team Leader, TB REACH, Stop TB Partnership.

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TB prevention is better than cure | #endTB Dialogues


This Podcast features Dr Masae Kawamura, Senior Director Medical and Scientific Affairs, TB Diagnostics, Qiagen; and Amadou Gueye, Market Development Manager Sub-Saharan Africa, Qiagen.

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