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Healthcare, social security systems needed

 With all its tragedies, unprecedented complexities and uncertainties, the coronavirus pandemic should focus minds on the inadequacies in our healthcare and social security systems that need rectification at the earliest.…

A crippled healthcare system

The recent novel coronavirus has exposed the fault lines in the healthcare system around the globe. It has unmasked the ugly face of the big money-hungry pharma monsters. Even states…

Spain Budget Cuts Strain Healthcare System

Spain budget cuts strain healthcare system

Patients at Madrid's Princesa hospital try to force their way into the emergency consulting room, impatient after hours of waiting. A security guard restores order. Some yell at the nurse.…

Withholding tax system: automation

The economic topography of nations depends heavily on a robust revenue system, akin to the lifeblood sustaining its various functions. Diverse revenue streams, characterizing global economies with “tax revenue”, are…

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.…

Health threats in 2023

Vector-borne diseases transmitted by insects and ticks posed public health threats in 2023. Diseases like malaria, dengue, chikungunya, Zika, West Nile virus, and Lyme disease continued to impact communities around…

How unhealthy are ultra-processed foods?

Ultra-processed foods are commonly portrayed as a modern health scourge: a threat lurking on the shelves of every supermarket linked to obesity, heart disease, cancer and early death. Researchers warning…

Climate change: a health emergency

On December 3, the recently concluded United Nations Climate Conference (COP28) in Dubai marked the celebration of the inaugural ‘Health Day’. This is the first time that the conference has…