Explained: Understanding India’s legal and policy framework to fight rabies

By Gayathri G In 2022, India saw a steep increase in dog bite cases and rabies deaths. According to available data, India reported total 72,77,523 cases of animal bites in 2019, which dropped to 46.33 lakh cases in 2020 and 17.01 in 2021. However, the country has recorded 14.5 lakh cases in the first seven months of 2022 alone.  Another shocking aspect was human deaths. … Continue reading Explained: Understanding India’s legal and policy framework to fight rabies

Twitter Hangouts: Reimagining Healthcare in India with Dr. Sonali Vaid

The discussion was organized on the occasion of World Health Day and the theme for this year was “Our Planet, Our Health”. The discussion was moderated by Rishabh Shrivastava who gave a brief outline of the theme and explained why it is important to look at climate change as a threat to public health. For the discussion to begin, Rishabh set a brief background by talking about the key events from the last two years of the pandemic like reporting of the first case in India, imposition of lockdown, issuance of guidelines, vaccination campaign and other landmark events.  Continue reading Twitter Hangouts: Reimagining Healthcare in India with Dr. Sonali Vaid

Explained: Indian COVID-19 Vaccination Program

By Vidush Pandey Who grants approval and regulates the vaccine process in India? The Central Drug Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) is the apex body that regulates the approval of new drugs, vaccines, clinical trials, diagnostic tests, medical devices and issue licenses for commercial sale in India. New Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules 2019 govern the approval process of new drugs or vaccines. During the pandemic, … Continue reading Explained: Indian COVID-19 Vaccination Program