‘India is in the endgame of COVID,’ announced the union health minister of India, just in the last month – March 08, 2021. Although, it was then clearly known to medical fraternity that today’s Covid vaccines won’t be magic bullets against rapidly … Continue reading
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India Being World’s Third largest Covid Vaccine Maker: Will All Indians Benefit?
Apprehensions on the time of availability notwithstanding, equitable access to Covid vaccines for all, remain the best hope to leash the deadly virus, as the pandemic overwhelms the world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) ‘Coronavirus Update 37’ of October 06, … Continue reading
Acid Test For Excellence in Crisis Leadership
On April 12, 2020 – in the morning of the day 19 of the national lockdown, India’s total number of Coronavirus positive cases reached 8,504 with 289 deaths. The country’s trajectory is reportedly steeper than most Asian peers, such as Singapore, Japan, and Indonesia. … Continue reading
Playing Hardball, Riding the Horse of ‘Innovation’
Media reports are now abuzz with various stories related to intense pressure being created by Big Pharma on the United States Government to declare India as a ‘Priority Foreign Country’ for initiating ‘Trade Sanctions’. As we know, ‘Priority Foreign Country’ … Continue reading
India – Young Today, Old Tomorrow: Emerging Issues of Aging, Health and Socioeconomic Profile of the Country
‘World Health Day’ is celebrated every year on April 7, the day ‘World Health Organization (WHO)’ was founded in 1948. Each year, on this day, people from all walks of life across the globe are invited by WHO to focus … Continue reading
Should India follow the US way to regulate all types of lobbying in the country?
Currently, India is one of the fastest-growing economies of the world along with China. Even during the recent global financial meltdown process both India and China could register a very impressive average GDP growth of around 7% consistently during the … Continue reading
Access to affordable healthcare to 65% of Indian population still remains a key issue even after six decades of independence of the country.
Despite so much of stringent government control, debate and activism on the affordability of modern medicines in India, on the one hand, and the success of the government to make medicines available in the country at a price, which is … Continue reading
Indian Patent office (IPO) asks for details of ‘working of patents’ in India – does it herald the beginning of a new chapter in the IPR regime of the country or it could trigger another raging debate
A Public Notice dated 24/12/2009 issued by the Controller General of Patents, Design & Trade Marks, directing all Patentees and Licensees to furnish information in Form No.27 on ‘Working of Patents’ as prescribed under Section 146 of the Patents Act … Continue reading