Statement in Support of Dr. M.A. Anwar, Al Hind Hospital

We, undersigned medical professionals, public health professionals, health networks, women’s groups and civil liberties alliances and networks, academics, former health secretaries, bureaucrats, lawyers, writers, film makers, and other concerned organizations and concerned individuals strongly condemn the malicious naming of Dr. M. A. Anwar, proprietor of Al Hind Hospital in New Mustafabad, in the charge-sheet of FIR 39/20, Gokulpuri Police Station, dated 28 February 2020.

Dr. Anwar and Al Hind Hospital played a significant humanitarian role in saving the lives of people who were affected through provision of urgently needed medical services in a situation fraught with violence and fear.

We urge the police to immediately remove Dr. Anwar’s name from the charge-sheet of FIR (39/20), Gokulpuri Police Station, dated 28 February 2020, as these allegations are unwarranted, fallacious and defamatory. We demand that the police desist from harassment and intimidation and that no arrest be made on the basis of prejudiced and unwarranted allegations and investigation.

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डॉ अमित सेनगुप्ता स्वास्थ्य अधिकार फ़ेलोशिप

डॉ अमित सेनगुप्ता की स्मृति में, उनके परिवार ने एक वार्षिक फ़ेलोशिप की स्थापना की है। यह फ़ेलोशिप एक ऐसे युवा स्वास्थ्य कार्यकर्ता को प्रदान की जाएगी जो स्वास्थ्य अधिकारों के क्षेत्र में काम कर रहा/रही  हो, विशेष रूप से समाज के कमज़ोर वर्ग के लिए। एक ऐसा/ऐसी युवा कार्यकर्ता जो वैज्ञानिक सोच और स्वास्थ्य अधिकारों के बारे में जागरूकता लाने के लिए नेतृत्व गुण और प्रतिबद्धता को प्रदर्शित कर पाए। फ़ेलोशिप को केवल एक लाख रूपए तक के स्टाइपेंड के साथ एक वर्ष की अवधि के लिए प्रदान किया जाएगा।

आवेदन प्रक्रिया:
आवेदकों को निम्नलिखित भेजने के लिए आमंत्रित किया जाता है:
1) भरे हुए आवेदन फॉर्म
2) संक्षिप्त बायोडाटा (सीवी) और दो संदर्भ जिनके आवेदक के साथ पेशेवर संबंध हैं, लेकिन उनसे  ज़ाती तौर पर संबंधित नहीं हैं।

आवेदन और बायोडाटा अंग्रेजी, हिंदी, या किसी भी अन्य राष्ट्रीय भाषा में हो सकता है।

ईमेल / पत्र में विषय पंक्ति होनी चाहिए: डॉ अमित सेनगुप्ता स्वास्थ्य अधिकार फ़ेलोशिप

आवेदन को निम्नलिखित ईमेल आईडी पर भेजा जाना चाहिए: asgfellowships[at]gmail.com

आवेदन प्राप्त करने की अंतिम तिथि 15 जून 2020

हैफ़ैलोशिप की घोषणा- यहाँ उपलब्ध

आवेदन फॉर्म-            यहाँ उपलब्ध

Dr. Amit Sengupta Fellowship on Health Rights

In memory of Dr. Amit Sengupta, his family has instituted an annual fellowship. The fellowship would be awarded to a young health activist who works in the area on health rights, particularly for the vulnerable sections of the society, demonstrating leadership qualities and commitment to bring scientific temper and awareness about health rights. The Fellowship will be awarded for a duration of one year with a stipend up to INR One Lakh only.

Application process:
Applications are invited to send;
1) Filled in application form
2) Brief curriculum vitae (CV) and two references who have professional association with the applicant, but are not related to them.

The application and CV can be in English, Hindi, any other national language.

Email/ letter should contain the subject line: Dr Amit Sengupta Fellowship on Health Rights

The application should be sent to the following email id: asgfellowships[at]gmail.com

The Deadline for receiving applications is 15th June 2020

Call for Fellowship- CLICK HERE

Application form-    CLICK HERE

Statement on post-3rd May 2020 measures against Covid-19 Pandemic

The Central Government has persisted with the Lockdown as the main, if not, the only strategy against the spread of COVID-19. Underway since March 25 th , this lock-down has seen two extensions, one on April 20 th and now again on May 3 rd . These one-size-fits-all country-wide lock-downs are badly planned and poorly implemented with measures imposed on the country by the Government using centralizing powers under the Disaster Management Act.

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Statement on the role of the Private Health Sector during the Covid-19 pandemic

The Indian government should learn its lessons from the failure of the for-profit private sector and PMJAY to provide any meaningful response during the COVID-19 epidemic and stop promoting the private healthcare sector. Annual health budgets need to increase and the Government should invest money in adding to the capacity of public healthcare facilities and infrastructure instead of giving subsidies to the private sector. This crisis should be a turning point in India’s health policy making, and bring back the centrality of the public health system in ensuring universal health care.

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To Read Full Statement in Hindi    – CLICK HERE

Position Paper- Health Workers’ Rights In The Time Of COVID-19

Previous outbreaks of highly infectious communicable diseases have demonstrated that public health outcomes are significantly improved when labour rights are respected, and trade unions are able to effectively represent workers actually exposed and potentially exposed to the disease. The active involvement of health workers’ representatives in government decision-making is necessary to safeguard workplace safety and health and ensure the cost of the crisis is not borne by healthcare personnel.

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