Medical Screening Tests: Boon or Bane?

[This essay is published in the July 2012 issue of Infomed (pgs:36-37)] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- An annual or biannual screening check is a common reason to visit a medical facility for people of any age. It is also common knowledge that medical screening is a steady revenue stream prompting the rise of the business model in health-care …

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The Tower of Babel: Are Indian doctors in the Health Ministry’s Crosshairs?

First, it was at the Mint. Then, I caught it at India Ink with an error to boot. Then, a war of opinions started on Twitter. All of it a big storm in a tiny teacup. The Indian Government (GOI), through its Minister of Health Mr. Ghulam Nabi Azad, announced yesterday that, from this year on, …

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