Professional codes, dual loyalties and the spotlight on corruptionl

The ugly but well known and hitherto cheerfully accepted phenomenon of corruption in the health system has once again come to haunt the healthcare professions in India. It is no accident of history that the birth of The Indian Journal of Medical Ethics was intimately connected to the brazen corruption evident in the Maharashtra Medical Council....

After presumed consent: a review of organ donation in Singapore

Singapore was the first Commonwealth country to enact, in 1987, a presumed consent law for organ donation. Referred to as the Human Organ Transplant Act (HOTA), it applied only to persons between the ages of 21 and 60 years who had suffered accidental deaths certified by the criteria of brain death or cardiac death....

Response by Eric Suba to Sankaranarayanan et al

During the 1970s and 1980s, reports from several countries documented substantial reductions in incidence rates of cervical cancer and death rates following the introduction of cervical screening and confirmed the role of cervical screening as an archetypal preventive health intervention; moreover, reductions in death rates...

Response to article titled "US-funded measurements of cervical cancer death rates in India" by Eric J Suba

Dr Eric Suba has been distorting facts and persistently disseminating biased and misleading views and statements regarding our studies over the past several years. His article in the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics fails to mention the facts that seem unfavourable to his arguments and the ethical concerns...

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