cover_issue_92_en_US

Ethics in public health

The Maharashtra government recently announced that families with a third child born any time after mid-2001 would be denied public distribution scheme (PDS) benefits for that child.

It is well accepted that family sizes are influenced by a variety of social and economic factors, and the policy will not change things.

The only consequence the government policy will have is to deny the third child in a poor family essential benefits for no fault of her own. This would further disable families already struggling
to survive in a hostile working and living environment.

In the next issue of the journal, we hope to present a longer comment on this subject. In the meantime, readers are invited to send in their views for inclusion in the journal.

 

 

 

Editorials

Discussions

Articles

Comments

Reports

Case Studies

Letters

Conference Report

Book Review

From the Press

From other journals