‘An Ever-Accessible, Go-To Person for Those Writing on Health Sector’
Among his numerous other roles (oh, and he was trained as a medical doctor), he was the editor of Global Health Watch, the definitive source and repositories of healthcare developments and health movements' documentation around the world from a perspective other than that of big pharma and big capital. He recently oversaw the successful conduct of the People's Health Assembly-4 that took place in Savar, Bangladesh from November 16-19, where people fighting in struggles for universal access to healthcare from across the world came together. Sengupta was among the prominent leaders of the Delhi Science Forum, the All India People's Science Network, and founder of the PHM (and Convenor of the Jan Swasthya Abhiyan in India).
I remember he also bailed me out on the phone once (more than once, but this time it was the landline) even as he was busy at home in the evening and I was running foul of my deadline for a story on a topic I was still learning about but was feeling more confused after talking to some experts. Just knowing that he was around used to be deeply reassuring.
His sudden death is an unfathomable loss to the Left movement, and to people everywhere fighting for a just and egalitarian world.
Dr Amit Sengupta, adieu comrade! We'll only get stronger.
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