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An Unforgettable Journey

An Unforgettable Journey

The most common reaction of laymen is that of raised eyebrows when you announce that you have a degree from the west. Having been through various such acquaintances, I was shocked when a colleague of mine, at a new course I was pursing, remarked ‘what’s there in a...

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Follow the leader…

Follow the leader…

The auditorium at Tumkur was abuzz with expectation. The district and sub-district health officials from the government health services had congregated for a training session organised by Swasthya Karnataka on administrative procedures. The resource person for the day...

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Notes from distant Bilaspur

Notes from distant Bilaspur

On a recent visit to Chattisgarh, I had the opportunity of visiting the Jan Swasthya Sangha (JSS). This is a NGO launched by doctors in 1999. Currently there are 5 doctor couples and between them, they cover the following specialities - Medicine, Paediatrics, Surgery,...

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life in a district hospital through the eyes of the CHD

life in a district hospital through the eyes of the CHD

The Institute of Public Health has taken on the responsibility of running a Citizens Help Desk (CHD) in the district hospitals of Bijapur and Bagalkot in North Karnataka. These CHDs are part of the innovations under the National Rural Health Mission.

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Why are my patients not happy with my hospital?

Why are my patients not happy with my hospital?

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. - Jiddu Krishnamurti Gubbi is a small town in Tumkur district in Southern Karnataka. Gubbi Veeranna, one of the well-known theatre personalities from Karnataka who started the first Kannada...

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Micro health insurance in India

Full Citation: Devadasan N, Nagpal S. Perspectives and prospects in micro health insurance: the Indian scenario. IRDA Journal 2007; 5(12):12-17Year: 2007 Type: Journal Abstract: Not available Availability: Available full text at IRDA Journal

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Improving quality of life of adivasi people

Full Citation: Devadasan R, Devadasan N. A better quality of life? The Hindu - Sunday Magazine July 16, 2000 Year: 2000 Type: Magazine Abstract: Not available Availability: To download full text* click here *For personal use only, not for commercial dissemination.

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