Three years ago, Vice President Hamid Ansari spent a couple of days in Havana, Cuba, and was granted a rare 65-minute audience with Fidel Castro, who led the Cuban Revolution. Castro turns 90 on August 13. Nikhil Lakshman/ Rediff.com, who travelled with the Vice-President, spoke to Indian officials who accompanied Ansari to his meetings with Castro and current Cuban President Raul Castro for a rare glimpse of the brothers who have ruled the island for 57 years. Image: Fidel Castro, left, ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
With a national organ donation registry in place and greater willingness among people to donate, the immediate need is for transplantation and organ retrieval facilities to be available across the country, especially in the government sector so that ...Times of India, 1 week ago
The act of donating an organ is altruistic, but transplantation is way too expensive for most middle class people and certainly for the poor. In India, about 90% of transplants are carried out in the private sector and cost lakhs of rupees. "Organ ...Times of India, 2 weeks ago
On July 16, a gathering of doctors, academicians, lawyers and intellectuals at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) discussed euthanasia, medically-assisted death, in the light of the central government's draft bill on passive euthanasia, ...The Hindu, 1 month ago
Doctors keeping patients in intensive care units to inflate bills is an oft-cited example of medical malpractice. On Sunday, three doctors' associations representing thousands of doctors - neurologists, critical care specialists and palliative care ...Times of India, 1 month ago
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