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Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA) stands in support of Dr. Saibal Jana and Dr. Dipankar Sengupta of Shaheed Hospital, Dalli Rajhara, Chhattisgarh where, through an order dated October 11, 2022, the Chhattisgarh Medical Council (CGMC) has suspended the registration of Dr. Jana and Dr. Sengupta for three months.
JSA deems this suspension as unfair and illegal. It demands that these suspension orders be revoked with immediate effect. In such times when healthcare is increasingly getting corporatised and profit-driven, it is the committed initiatives such as the Shaheed Hospital which have stood resolutely for the people, providing affordable and rational care to the masses.
The Delhi Network of Positive People (DNP+), a network of people living with HIV (PLHIV), has been protesting for over a month outside the office of National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) in Delhi. They are protesting against the ongoing shortage of Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) medicines. The shortage has been raging for more than five months due to alleged discrepancies in the procurement of these medicines by NACO. As per the guidelines set out in the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP), NACO is responsible for supplying these medicines to 680 ART centres spread across the country.
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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.
Applicants are invited to send –
- Filled in application form
- Brief curriculum vitae (CV) and
- Two references who have professional association with the applicant, but are not related to the applicant.
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: email@example.com
The Deadline for receiving applications is extended to 20th June 2022 (previously 10th June)
डॉ अमित सेनगुप्ता स्वास्थ्य अधिकार फ़ेलोशिप 2022
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।
आवेदकों को निम्नलिखित भेजने के लिए आमंत्रित किया जाता है:
- भरे हुए आवेदन फॉर्म
- 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:
आवेदन प्राप्त करने की अंतिम तिथि को 20 जून 2022 तक बढ़ा दिया गया है (पहले 10 जून थी)
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Union Health Budget 2022-23 falls flat, fails to allocate funds for COVID care!
Health budget stagnant despite COVID crisis, National Health Mission neglected!
Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA) condemns the inadequacies in Union Health Budget in the strongest possible terms and appeals to the Parliament to reject cuts, and unitedly call for increased allocations for health! Oppose cuts in overall allocations for Health, instead ensure major increase!
for the Press Release discussing the implications of Union Budget 22-23 for Health
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Jan Swasthya Abhiyan, Delhi (JSA, Delhi) is extremely concerned about the current surge in Covid 19 cases across the Country, particularly in the National Capital Delhi. Delhi is facing a crippling shortage of oxygen particularly with the non-availability of Oxygen concentrators, oxygen cylinders and the availability of oxygen beds. Families of patients are running from pillar to post for oxygen cylinders and to refill the oxygen for many hours standing in the queue. It is a matter of extreme anguish and despair that in spite of so much life-saving equipment available since the past ten days, yet some of it could not be handed over to hospitals even in the capital city of Delhi, where hundreds of people continue to die each day due to lack of oxygen. In fact, it is a case of criminal mis-governance.
JSA expresses its distress at this situation and appeals to the Union Health Minister to expedite, without any further delay, the distribution of the large number of oxygen generators, oxygen concentrators, ventilators and other Covid relief materials that have been arriving in the country in the past ten days.
JSA reiterates that Health and Healthcare are basic human rights which must be treated as top most political priority by the government, immediately expediting the distribution of oxygen generators, oxygen concentrators, ventilators and other Covid relief materials, so that no time is lost in saving precious lives.
Read the Letter here – JSA Delhi Letter_MoHFW_Oxygen and other Essential Medical Supplies
JSA would like to extend our support to filed before the High Court of Bombay seeking issuance of government use Compulsory Licence for two anti-TB drugs — bedaquiline (Bdq) and delamanid (Dlm). We urge the Indian government to ensure uninterrupted supply of these medicines to every needy TB patient in the country by taking active steps to issue such a license.
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In support of the ongoing Farmers’ Protest to repeal the three Farm Laws enacted by the Centre, the Delhi and Haryana chapters of Jan Swasthya Abhiyan conducted a rapid assessment of basic amenities at the protest sites. The objective of the rapid assessment was to highlight concerns of the protesters and put forward their demands to the Central government, various State governments, local bodies and other concerned authorities to ensure adequate and good quality sanitation, water supply, solid waste management and health facilities at all the protest sites. This report is the synthesis of a survey of participants in various protest sites and field observations of JSA volunteers.
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Read the PRESS RELEASE (English)
Comments by Jan Swasthya Abhiyan on the Health Data Management Policy (HDMP) under the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM).
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A photo-essay by Sarojini N, National Convenor, Jan Swasthya Abhiyan on the unplanned lockdowns in response to Covid19 pandemic in India and the effect it has had on a vast population of migrants.
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Joint Statement on Technical, legal, ethical and implementation concerns regarding Aarogya Setu and other apps introduced during COVID-19 in India
by Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA), Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF),Forum for Medical Ethics Society (FMES), and All India People’s Science Network (AIPSN)
We, the four signatory networks of organizations of public health advocates, experts in digital privacy,
science and technology policy advocates and other stakeholders issue this Statement for generating public understanding and for submission to the Government of India (GoI) and concerned Union Ministries – Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEIT), and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&FW) – about our deep concerns regarding the Aarogya Setu (AS) and other similar Apps related to the novel Corona virus epidemic. We are deeply concerned about violation of privacy, and compromised ethical principles and values, due to the AS App‟s design, its deployment, related policies regarding data storage, preservation of privacy and data sharing, as well as overall policy implementation and inadequate legal frameworks for data protection and grievance redressal for users.
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