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In sickness and in debt: right to health

Muhammad Boota, a domestic worker in Lahore, requires an insulin injection every 10 days to help manage his diabetes. But just one of these injections costs about one-third of his…

Provincial economic policy

As the new provincial governments are finding their feet in a rather very difficult economic environment, it is important to fix the problems at the root. This means setting aside…

Health expenditure and choices

HENRY Ford, when unveiling the Model T, was asked why he developed an automobile without consulting public demand. His response, “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would…

Health security

THE greatly anticipated Global Health Security Summit, one of the major calendar events on the global health security agenda, gets underway in Islamabad on January 10. The two-day event draws…

Essential health services

I RECEIVED a lot of feedback on my article ‘Robotic priorities’, including some from defensive robotic surgeons! Some readers have asked about the essential health services package I referred to.…

Mental health comes first

According to a WHO study, at last one per cent of the total world’s population dies by suicide every 40 seconds across the world. It further states that 5.0 per…