Comments by Jan Swasthya Abhiyan on the Niti Aayog’s scheme to link new and existing private medical colleges with functional district hospitals and the related ‘Concession Agreement Guiding Principles for Setting up Medical Colleges through PPP’. CLICK HERE for the document.
We, the health networks, health activists, health professionals, Women’s Rights Activists and
concerned activists strongly condemn this abhorrent act by the police force on the students of Jamia
Milia Islamia University, Delhi and Aligarh Muslim University, Uttar Pradesh on 15 th – 16th
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Also, CLICK HERE for link to statement by health professionals- “CAA PROTESTS, MEDICAL ETHICS AND THE RIGHT TO MEDICAL ASSISTANCE”
The Third World Network (TWN), Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai and Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA) are organising a five-day workshop on ACCESS TO MEDICINES, TRIPS AND PATENTS IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD.
Date- 17 to 21 DECEMBER, 2019,
Venue- Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar, Mumbai.
This workshop is expected to deepen the understanding of the intricate linkage between access to medicines and the barriers presented by intellectual property legal and policy framework. It will also help in increasing the knowledge on use of flexibilities provided by international trade agreements such as the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), to improve access to medicines at a domestic level. The workshop also aims to equip the participants to make law and policy interventions. To participate in the workshop, it is necessary to send the filled in application form on or before 25 November.
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Filled in application form to be sent to- firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Information: Saral Kumar: 011-40521773
As health activists and practitioners, we are particularly concerned by several reports from the state that indicate the impact of the clampdown on people’s health. Access to health care facilities and essential medicines are affected; life-saving medicines are in short supply and stock-outs are already evident.
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The National Digital Health Blueprint may represent an advance over earlier documents in that now much more of the important principles are articulated For example concerns on data privacy and security occur in most chapters. Concerns like cooperative federalism, not a feature of many earlier articulations of national- e-health architectures are much more visible. But an examination of the text/detail raises the concern that there is still considerable work needed to link the broader objectives to design features that will address the bottlenecks known to exist, or to any overall implementation plan. Without such detailing, one would be concerned that the articulation of the principles is nothing more than using the politically correct buzzwords- rather than a serious engagement with the problems of digital health.
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Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA) is deeply saddened at the horrific deaths of over 100 children due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) over the past few days at the Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital in Muzaffarpur, Bihar. We express heartfelt condolences to the families of the young children who have lost their lives.
JSA demands that the Government initiates immediate measures for the treatment and prevention of AES to prevent further deaths. We also demand that concrete and long term steps be taken to ameliorate and strengthen the public health system instead of pushing the country towards privatisation and insurance-based model of healthcare.
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Jan Swasthya Abhiyan expresses shock at the grievous assault on junior doctor, Dr Paribha Mukherjee in NRS Medical Hospital at Kolkata on 11th June 2019 and condemns, in the strongest terms, the escalation of violence, communalization of the issue, and attempts at intimidation of junior doctors by the government that have ensued in West Bengal in the past 48 hours, in the aftermath of the protests by junior doctors.
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As the General Elections-2019 are fast approaching, Jan Swasthya Abhiyan activists are pushing the political structures to address the issues plaguing people’s health by releasing a ‘People’s Health Manifesto-2019’
The manifesto demands increasing the public expenditure on health to 3.5 per cent of the GDP in the short-term and absorbing the Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme—based on the discredited ‘insurance model’—under a strengthened, well-funded public health system and a right to health act which includes a patients charter.
Click here to read and download the People’s Health Manifesto-2019 in English
Click Here to read and download the People’s Health Manifesto-2019 in Hindi