CUTS IN MEDIA-December 2010



Consumers must be aware of their rights
Dainik Bhaskar, December 26, 2010

Awareness must to prevent exploitation
Rajasthan Patrika, December 26, 2010

Fight for your rights
Dainik Navjyoti, December 25, 2010

Consumers must remain aware
Dainik Navjyoti, December 25, 2010

Consumers must produce strong evidence
Dainik Navjyoti, December 25, 2010

Consultation organised
Rajasthan Patrika, December 25, 2010

BOZ challenged on engagement of FirstRand Group
QFM Radio, December 24, 2010

Zambia: FirstRand should declare interest in Finance Bank – Mutesa
Lusaka Times, December 24, 2010

Stir makes industry jittery
The Times of India, December 22, 2010

'EPAs have drained Zambia's resources' - CUTS
QFM Radio, December 21, 2010

Pack of trouble
The Telegraph, December 20, 2010
Consumer protection a neglected area: Activists
The Hindu, December 18, 2010

Rajasthan lags behind in healthcare
Times of India, December 18, 2010

CUTS calls for end to importation of agro produce
Muvi TV, December 17, 2010

Investigate commercial banks, state urged
QFM Radio, December 06, 2010

Investigate commercial banks, state urged
QFM Radio, December 06, 2010

State Urged To Probe Banks
Zambia Daily Mail , December 06, 2010

FAS Russia supports the initiative to internationally establish the Global Competition Day
Federal Antimonopoly Service, Russia, December 06, 2010

This time, mobile phone users hope for real relief from pesky calls
Indo Asian News Services/, December 06, 2010
Get benefit of Government Schemes
Dainik Navjyoti, December 04, 2010

District Level Consultation organised on World Disability Day
Dainik Bhaskar, December 04, 2010

Three Day Training started
Rajasthan Patrika, December 02, 2010

Loan available on low interest rates
Dainik Navjyoti, December 01, 2010

Working system of banks modified as per the changed scenario
Rajasthan Patrika, December 01, 2010




Rajasthan lags behind in healthcare
Times of India, December 18, 2010

The healthcare service delivery system in the country and that of Rajasthan in particular came up for a dissection on Friday during a seminar jointly organised by the Indian Institute of Health Management and Research and CUTS International.

While Prof VS Vyas, deputy chairman of the state planning commission and member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister chaired the seminar, Prof Abhijit V Banerjee spoke on the supply and demand in healthcare as Prof Amitabh Chandra discussed the wider issue of health insurance in healthcare.

Also present on the occasion was Ashok Agarwal, trustee of IIHMR, ML Mehta, trustee secretary of CUTS and other dignitaries.

"While we are better off in the social and education sectors, India is at the bottom of the list even amongst developing nations in healthcare. And within the country, Rajasthan is a laggard. In none of the indicators of health we are doing credible and at this level we will not be able to meet the millennium development goal," felt Prof Vyas.

Recalling the time when he was doing a survey for Seva Mandir in Udaipur, Abhijit Banerjee felt that there should be better regulation and training of private doctors and that the demand in health care services will have to be addressed and supply will automatically be taken care of.

"The survey which covered 100 hamlets from 362 villages in Udaipur found that even among those below the poverty line, most people go to the doctor for treatments that heal on its own or are not so significant. For more deadly diseases, people go to bhopas or quakes," he said.

"The survey tried to predict the time when the ANM would be present but that proved to be most difficult. On the supply side, while people felt that an injection is the best medication, the government doctors rarely choose to inject and if they did, they did so illegally," he said.

A strict monitoring of nurses who stayed away from duty brought them back to work but after sometime it was back to the old system. "Even if the nurses choose to come, patients failed to come to the hospital. As a result, the nurses in collusion with their higher ups choose to remain mostly on training which gave them an opportunity to stay way from work and not get penalised," he said.

Prof Chandra felt that health insurance was necessary but it was more important to decide what should be covered in and what not. Often medications that are costly but fail to increase life was not covered under it, he felt.

This news can also be viewed at:


Consumer Unity & Trust Society
D–217, Bhaskar Marg, Bani Park, 
Jaipur  302 016, India,
Ph: +91(0)141-2282821
Fax: 91.141.2282485

Copyright 2005 Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS), All rights reserved.
D–217, Bhaskar Marg, Bani Park, Jaipur 302 016, Rajasthan, India
Ph: 91.141.2282821, Fax: 91.141.2282485