THE HIMALAYAN TALK: INDIAN GOVERNMENT FOOD SECURITY PROGRAM RISKIER

http://youtu.be/NrcmNEjaN8c The government of India has announced food security program ahead of elections in 2014. We discussed the issue with Palash Biswas in Kolkata today. http://youtu.be/NrcmNEjaN8c Ahead of Elections, India's Cabinet Approves Food Security Program ______________________________________________________ By JIM YARDLEY http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/04/indias-cabinet-passes-food-security-law/

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICAL OF BAMCEF LEADERSHIP

[Palash Biswas, one of the BAMCEF leaders and editors for Indian Express spoke to us from Kolkata today and criticized BAMCEF leadership in New Delhi, which according to him, is messing up with Nepalese indigenous peoples also. He also flayed MP Jay Narayan Prasad Nishad, who recently offered a Puja in his New Delhi home for Narendra Modi's victory in 2014.]

THE HIMALAYAN DISASTER: TRANSNATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT MECHANISM A MUST

We talked with Palash Biswas, an editor for Indian Express in Kolkata today also. He urged that there must a transnational disaster management mechanism to avert such scale disaster in the Himalayas. http://youtu.be/7IzWUpRECJM

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS LASHES OUT KATHMANDU INT'L 'MULVASI' CONFERENCE

अहिले भर्खर कोलकता भारतमा हामीले पलाश विश्वाससंग काठमाडौँमा आज भै रहेको अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय मूलवासी सम्मेलनको बारेमा कुराकानी गर्यौ । उहाले भन्नु भयो सो सम्मेलन 'नेपालको आदिवासी जनजातिहरुको आन्दोलनलाई कम्जोर बनाउने षडयन्त्र हो।' http://youtu.be/j8GXlmSBbbk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS LASHES OUT KATHMANDU INT'L 'MULVASI' CONFERENCE

अहिले भर्खर कोलकता भारतमा हामीले पलाश विश्वाससंग काठमाडौँमा आज भै रहेको अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय मूलवासी सम्मेलनको बारेमा कुराकानी गर्यौ । उहाले भन्नु भयो सो सम्मेलन 'नेपालको आदिवासी जनजातिहरुको आन्दोलनलाई कम्जोर बनाउने षडयन्त्र हो।' http://youtu.be/j8GXlmSBbbk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS BLASTS INDIANS THAT CLAIM BUDDHA WAS BORN IN INDIA

THE HIMALAYAN VOICE: PALASH BISWAS DISCUSSES RAM MANDIR

Published on 10 Apr 2013 Palash Biswas spoke to us from Kolkota and shared his views on Visho Hindu Parashid's programme from tomorrow ( April 11, 2013) to build Ram Mandir in disputed Ayodhya. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77cZuBunAGk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALSH BISWAS FLAYS SOUTH ASIAN GOVERNM

Palash Biswas, lashed out those 1% people in the government in New Delhi for failure of delivery and creating hosts of problems everywhere in South Asia. http://youtu.be/lD2_V7CB2Is

Palash Biswas on BAMCEF UNIFICATION!

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS ON NEPALI SENTIMENT, GORKHALAND, KUMAON AND GARHWAL ETC.and BAMCEF UNIFICATION! Published on Mar 19, 2013 The Himalayan Voice Cambridge, Massachusetts United States of America

BAMCEF UNIFICATION CONFERENCE 7

Published on 10 Mar 2013 ALL INDIA BAMCEF UNIFICATION CONFERENCE HELD AT Dr.B. R. AMBEDKAR BHAVAN,DADAR,MUMBAI ON 2ND AND 3RD MARCH 2013. Mr.PALASH BISWAS (JOURNALIST -KOLKATA) DELIVERING HER SPEECH. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLL-n6MrcoM http://youtu.be/oLL-n6MrcoM

Imminent Massive earthquake in the Himalayas

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICIZES GOVT FOR WORLD`S BIGGEST BLACK OUT

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICIZES GOVT FOR WORLD`S BIGGEST BLACK OUT

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS TALKS AGAINST CASTEIST HEGEMONY IN SOUTH ASIA

Palash Biswas on Citizenship Amendment Act

Mr. PALASH BISWAS DELIVERING SPEECH AT BAMCEF PROGRAM AT NAGPUR ON 17 & 18 SEPTEMBER 2003 Sub:- CITIZENSHIP AMENDMENT ACT 2003 http://youtu.be/zGDfsLzxTXo

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Friday, October 9, 2015

India isn’t the best place in the world to die #healthcare


India isn't the best place in the world to die #healthcare

Posted by :kamayani On : October 9, 2015
-- The 2015 Quality of Death Index has placed India shamefully low – 67th among 80 countries -when it comes to people receiving goodend-of-life care.

This means that people in countries as small as Ghana, Tanzania andZimbabwe are reaching a more peaceful and dignified end to life compared to Indians.

The index says 's neighbour China performs poorly as well, at position 71. "In the light of the size of their populations, this is worrying," it adds.

Research across 80 countries has found that end-of-life care in the UKis the best in the world, thanks to the extensive integration of palliative care into its  National Health Service and a strong hospice movement. Australia was placed second best for good palliative care, followed by New Zealand, Ireland, Belgium, Taiwan and Germany .They were followed by the US, Netherlands and France.

India's neighbour Bangladesh is right at the bottom of the list – placed 79th with only Iraq worse than it.

The index says "as governments across the world work to improve life for their citizens, they must also consider how to help them die well. In many countries, older people make up an ever-growing proportion of the population. Meanwhile, the prevalence of non-communicable diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, dementia and cancer, is increasing rapidly. Taken together, this means that the need for palliative care is set to rise sharply around the world."

"We've seen unprecedented changes in the way the world population is moving, with more people over the age of 65 than under the age of five," says Stephen Connor from the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA). Just 34 countries have above-average scores in the 2015 Quality of Death Index. Together, they account or just 15% of the total adult population of the countries n the index (which themselves account for 85% of the global adult population), meaning the vast majority of adults lack access to good palliative care.

In only 33 of the 80 countries in the index are opioid painkillers freely available and accessible. In many countries, access to opioids is still hampered by red tape and legal restrictions, says the index. On India, Sushma Bhatnagar, head of anaesthesiology, pain and palliative care at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, says, "While the budget allocation for India's 2012 National Program for Palliative Care was withdrawn, elements of the strategy remains in place and, as a result, some teaching programmes are emerging across the country. Moreover, recent legislative changes have made it easier for doctors to prescribe morphine in India."

She adds "India, for example, has a shortage of specialised care professionals and accreditation for palliative care is not yet the norm. However, the country is working towards changing this."

She says that in India, the passing in 2014 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Amendment) Act brings legal clarity for physicians wanting to prescribe opioids to their patients. "Until recently, it was very complicated to procure and dispense morphine," says Dr Bhatnagar. "Now, it will be much easier."

The Best and Worst Places to Die

The index, commissioned by Singapore nonprofit the Lien Foundation, was compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit's  arm, and rated the U.K. as providing the best end-of-life care and Iraq as the worst.

India came in 67th out of 80 countries in the good death race, ahead of China, the Philippines and Bangladesh.

The authors put the improvement on India's previous position in 2010–when it came last out of 40 nations–down to a stronger commitment to palliative care and legislative changes which have made it easier for doctors to prescribe morphine.

The expanded field also played a part in helping India move out of last place but also made it move lower overall as other countries slotted in ahead of it.

But, the report warned that both India and China "perform poorly overall," which in the context of the size of their populations–the two nations hold every third person on the planet–"is worrying."

"India, for example, has a shortage of specialized care professionals and accreditation for palliative care is not yet the norm," the report said.

Even among other low-income countries, India lagged behind Uganda, Egypt, Zimbabwe and Kenya on the quality of death a person can expect.

The ranking is compiled using indicators that measure the quality of palliative and healthcare environment, the training of doctors and nurses, the affordability of care and its quality and the level of community engagement with those at the end of life.

"In many countries, the proportion of older people in the population is growing and noncommunicable

diseases such as heart disease and cancer are on the rise," the report's authors said. "The need for palliative care is also therefore set to rise significantly."

The U.S. came in ninth place overall behind Germany, Taiwan and Australia among others.  In 2010,  the U.S. shared ninth place with Canada.

The U.S. came joint 18th place with Hong Kong, Chile and Switzerland for the affordability of care, something the authors of the report said might surprise "since U.S. healthcare is largely operated by the private sector and Americans pay a high price for it, both in insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs."

Yet for Americans things change dramatically after the age of 65, when they become eligible for the federally funded Medicare program, which provides  insurance to those that have worked and paid into the system, the report said.

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