mRNA vaccines: Effective yet inaccessible, unaffordable

Scientists preferred mRNA vaccines for pregnant women as they provide better immunological protection for both the mother and her breastfed infant. Divya Bedi, a resident of Faridabad was pregnant in 2021 when she got vaccinated with Covishield against corona virus. She had tested Covid positive few months after her twin daughters were born.    Managing them […]

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No equal pay for AYUSH doctors

The Supreme Court had ordered equal pay for both allopathic and AYUSH doctors last year in all government hospitals. The AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) doctors in government hospitals of India continue to be underpaid despite being eligible for equal pay as allopathic doctors. Many doctors say they face many disparities […]

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Sports activities still don’t include special children

Children with Special Needs (CWSNs) are excluded from playgrounds with no special coaches sensitised to train them. CWSNs are excluded from sports activities despite education acts mandating their inclusion in sports and recreational activities. Lack of sports activities affects their social skills, mental and physical health, say experts. Tapas Bharadwaj, a visually impaired working professional, […]

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Lack of scientific awareness prevalent in India

Pseudo-scientific treatments were a concern among doctors and scientists, especially during the pandemic. When Nivedita came home from a difficult shift in the Covid ward, she found that her mother, an asthma patient, had thrown away her medicines. “Breathing exercises will cure my illness; I saw a doctor explain it on WhatsApp,” her mother said. […]

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