New Delhi: Taking charge as WHO’s deputy director general in December, India’s Dr Soumya Swaminathan speaks to The Wire in a sixty minute interview, about global health, where India stands on medical research and how women can get ahead in the workplace.
Soumya Swaminathan: “My personal opinion is there is no scientific basis for homeopathy. And therefore, there may be people who believe the opposite but I would need to be convinced:
New Delhi: The university appears to be representing pharmaceutical companies Pfizer, Medivation and Astellas in its patent battle. They aren’t telling the Delhi high court this, but they do talk about it in other documents.
New Delhi: I was invited to speak on the panel, ‘Going beyond privacy-The social justice implications of surveillance culture,’ at the Digital Citizen Summit in Delhi. For this, I discussed my reporting on the Aadhaar project being rolled out in India and being opposed in various courts.
New Delhi: I reported a series of stories on the tragedy in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, where 23 infants died over one night in the BRD Medical College, allegedly from a lack of oxygen.
12 August 2017
“Gorakhpur: Seven Deaths a Day ‘Normal’, Says UP Government, Ignoring That There Were 23”
The UP government insists that the deaths are unrelated to any oxygen shortage, though they are yet to explain why 23 children died on August 10. https://thewire.in/167303/gorakhpur-30-deaths-oxygen-up/