NRHM of India: Yet to ‘Tick all the Right Boxes’

‘National Rural Health Mission (NRHM)’, one of the largest and a very ambitious healthcare initiative for the rural population of India, was launched by the Government of India on April 12, 2005. The primary purpose of NRHM, as announced by … Continue reading

Missing the woods for the trees – Yet another golden opportunity to rewrite the Drug Policy of India

Long overdue the new ‘Drug Policy’ of India, since a long while, has been languishing as the ‘prisoner of indecision’ of the policy makers, while the outdated ‘1995 Drug Policy’ continues to remain operational since over a decade and half, … Continue reading

Patent Linkage: an important step yet to be taken by the Government of India for proper enforcement of product patents granted in the country

The process of Patent Linkage establishes a desirable communication process between the Health Ministry and the Patent Offices to prevent marketing approval of generic drugs before expiration of patents granted in India. It also ensures that one Government Department / Ministry … Continue reading