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Amit Sengupta

4th October, 2013


A recent notification, dated September 25, 2013, by the ministry of personnel of the government of India is virtually a vote of no-confidence on India’s health system. The notification amends existing laws regarding entitlements available to senior government officials to receive treatment abroad for what are identified as ‘complex’ medical conditions. The amended rules make it easier for such treatment and the government also takes upon itself the responsibility to pa ...


Last Updated on Saturday, 05 October 2013 09:09

Amit Sengupta

15th February 2013

The last fifty years is witness to a virtual explosion in the creation of new knowledge. Capitalism has used this characteristic of modern science and technology to constantly create products and tools to constantly revolutionize the productive forces. At the same time it is also seized with the necessity to control the expressions of new knowledge. Control over knowledge is one of the most important tool that modern day Capitalism uses to maintain its hegemony. ...


Last Updated on Saturday, 23 February 2013 08:43
Health Insurance: The Road to Health for All?

Dr. Amit Sengupta

9th November 2012

In 2007 the Government of Andhra Pradesh launched an insurance scheme that was designed to protect patients from the ‘catastrophic’ impact of out of pocket expenses incurred on hospital care. Termed as the ‘Rajiv Arogyasri’ scheme, ...


Last Updated on Saturday, 06 April 2013 10:23
Another blow for aam admi: Government poised to dance to the tune of big drug companies

Amit Sengupta

3rd October 2012

The Government of aam admi is poised to act once again in the interests of big business and against the interests of a vast majority of the people in this country. It has been widely reported in the economic Press that the Government has m ...


Last Updated on Thursday, 24 January 2013 12:26
Mobilising for Health

Amit Sengupta

25th September 2012

WALKING down the streets of Cape Town, it all looks so familiar. Almost twelve years ago, health activists from all over the world had come together in Bangladesh, and marched down the streets of Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka. The People’s Health Movement, which had taken shape at the first People’s Health Assembly in 2000, is today poised to move forward with renewed resolve. Marching to the city centre of Cape Town are hundreds of activists drawn from over 90 countries, joined by activists from several South African ...


Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 07:44

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