The bitter truth about diabetes frightens

Dr Manish Khanolkar –  Late last year, Diabetes New Zealand launched its first ‘Diabetes Action Month,’ imploring Kiwis to own up, step up and stop turning a blind eye to the country’s fastest growing health crisis, the worrying rise of diabetes. It is a message that the Indian community of New Zealand needs to hear. Diabetes is a blight on…

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Rural health delivery continues to challenge planners

Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz While New Zealand’s public health system is on a par with the best in the world, service delivery in rural areas continues to be a challenge, with the private sector playing a significant role in keeping people healthy. Accessibility, paucity of financial resources and availability of specialist care compound the problem and the increasing incidence of…

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