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1/4th milk samples found adulterated

1/4th milk samples found adulterated

Milk and milk products are considered to be the main source of nutrition but data from the FSSAI reveals that one fourth of India’s milk samples are adulterated. 


Cost of healthcare in India

Cost of healthcare in India

Out of pocket (OOP) medical expenses make up about 67% of all healthcare costs in India according to NHA estimates and off course forms a major chunk in overall healthcare expenditure while public spending remains low. 


UP houses only 3% of India's total nurses

UP houses only 3% of India's total nurses

Nurses are the backbone of health system and hospitals. But in India, nursing is a dying profession.  Currently, India has more than 1.7 million nurses but needs two million nurses to cater to the growing healthcare demands.


Can India bridge its vaccination gap?

Can India bridge its vaccination gap?

Latest government data highlighlights that about 72.5% of Indian children in the age group of 12 to 23 months don't get timely vaccination. 


Health of India's states

Health of India's states

Kerala has topped the Health Index while Uttar Pradesh appeared at the bottom among larger states according to the report prepared by NITI Aayog. 


Gap between India's healthcare staff

Gap between India's healthcare staff

Nurses are the backbone of health system and hospitals. Currently, India has more than 1.7 million nurses but needs two million nurses to cater to the growing healthcare demands.


What makes Delhi's air so poisonous?

What makes Delhi's air so poisonous?

Air pollution has made Delhi infamous across the world. Delhi-NCR has almost become a gas chamber and the onset of winter witnesses worst air pollution levels. 


Half of India's AIDS deaths in 3 states

Half of India's AIDS deaths in 3 states

An estimated 49000 people died from AIDS-related illnesses in 2016 and more than 31000 till October 2017. Three big states are responsible for maximum number of deaths in India. 


Stillbirths haunts the world's poor

Stillbirths haunts the world's poor

The world has made huge progress in reducing child mortality during the past decade – nearly halved from 12 million to 6.6 million. Yet, developing nations continue to suffer. 


India has a growing obesity problem

India has a growing obesity problem

India has the largest number of underweight people but it has seen a surge in overweight people as well over the past decade. In fact, India’s women are more likely to be obese than their male counterparts according to research. 


Can institutional deliveries reduce deaths?

Can institutional deliveries reduce deaths?

Proportion of women giving birth in health institutions has increased sharply in India but let us analyse how far has it impacted in bringing down infant mortality rates.


Maharashtra,TN leads in organ donation

Maharashtra,TN leads in organ donation

In India it is mainly the living donors who donate organs. About 23% of the organ transplant is being done with organs obtained from the cadavers according to latest figure from the government.


India needs to focus on mental healthcare

India needs to focus on mental healthcare

India was one of the first countries to develop a national mental health programme but today India is suffering due to shortage of mental health experts. 


India's health infrastructure divide

India's health infrastructure divide

India’s most comprehensive health report reveals huge disparities between states and their disease burdens. Similar is the situation of healthcare infrastructure. 


Indian women face dual challenge

Indian women face dual challenge

According to Global Nutrition Report 2017, Indian women face nutritional challenges stemming both from malnutrition and obesity. 


5 Indian states have 50% cancer patients

5 Indian states have 50% cancer patients

India has around 1.8 million people suffering from cancer. Five states - Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh houses 50% of the cancer patients according to latest data from 2017. 


Huge gaps in mental healthcare

Huge gaps in mental healthcare

India is facing acute shortage of qualified mental health professionals. The country has only 43 government mental health facilities. 


Assam hit hardest by malnutrition deaths

Assam hit hardest by malnutrition deaths

WHO defines malnutrition as deficiencies, excesses or imbalances in a person's intake of energy and/or nutrients. In India, since 2013 an average of over thousand people have dies due to malnutrition. 


17% food samples fail FDA test

17% food samples fail FDA test

In 2016, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) rolled out a major scheme for strengthening of food testing infrastructure in the country.


Acute shortage of liver transplants

Acute shortage of liver transplants

Liver diseases are on the rise in India and add to serious disease burden putting hundreds and thousands every year to pay out of pocket expanses as the cost of treatment remains high and availability of liver for transplants is quite low.  


5 Indian states hit hardest by cancer

5 Indian states hit hardest by cancer

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)  India is likely to have over 17.3 lakh new cases of cancer by 2020.


Colossal gap in demand, supply of organs

Colossal gap in demand, supply of organs

India’s current organ donation and transplantation system is nowhere close to the requirements for organs in the country. More than 5 lakh people across the nation die each year. 


Why India tops in snake bite deaths?

Why India tops in snake bite deaths?

India has the highest rate of snake bite deaths and most of the victims die either because the victim is unable to reach hospital on time or due to shortage of anti snake venom medicine. 


Uttar Pradesh is short of nurses

Uttar Pradesh is short of nurses

Dearth of infrastructure and lack of staff are responsible for poor conditions in government hospitals. India has an average of one nurse for every 2500 people. 


Bihar's improving health stats

Bihar's improving health stats

 Bihar is experiencing some of the biggest falls in infant mortality rates (IMR) ever seen in the state.


Maximum swine flu deaths reported from four states

Maximum swine flu deaths reported from four states

India is in the grip of swine flu. The states of Gujarat and Rajasthan, Punjab and Maharshtra are the worst affected. They contributed to almost 72% deaths.



Women in India live longer than men

Women in India live longer than men

Due to sex-selective abortions and preference for male child, male children are given more care during their initial years of life. 


Delhi hospitals lack doctors

Delhi hospitals lack doctors

Millions of Indians do not have access to doctors, hospitals or even basic healthcare facilities due to shortage of infrastructure and health staff. 


Why are Indian children stunted?

Why are Indian children stunted?

India has the highest number of children suffering from stunted growth in the world. Stunting and wasting is a major threat for child survival because severe wasting compromises the ability of children to grow.


Maharashtra tops doctor registration

Maharashtra tops doctor registration

All doctors have to register with the Medical Council in order to practise. We looked at the numbers of state medical councils released by Ministry of Health


India's blood supply crisis

India's blood supply crisis

India suffers from a huge shortage of blood. Almost  87 districts in India, have no blood banks and there are total 1,050 public blood banks in India. 


Growing burden of healthcare costs

Growing burden of healthcare costs

The healthcare cost in India pushes almost 39 million Indians to poverty and forces every other Indian to incur out-of-pocket expenditure due to lack of insurance cover or government support. 


57% kids die before their 5th birthday

57% kids die before their 5th birthday

Stillbirths and newborn deaths have missed out on the attention that they need and almost 57% kids in India die before their 5th birthday. Neonatal causes contribute to maximum deaths.


Infant mortality rate falls by 50%

Infant mortality rate falls by 50%

India has gained impressive improvement in child survival over the last few decades. The mortality rates have been reduced to half in a last forty years.


20 lakh children not vaccinated in UP

20 lakh children not vaccinated in UP

Immunisation is the most effective method to prevent and avoid sickness and an effective immunisation can help reduce the disease burden.


How Maharashtra is dealing with H1N1?

How Maharashtra is dealing with H1N1?

Maharashtra has seen the highest number of swine flu cases in the year 2015 but the number declined to 80 in 2016. As few as 80 cases of swine flu and 25 deaths were reported till October 2016. 


Burden of anaemia in India

Burden of anaemia in India

Though, India tops the list with maximum number of anaemic women and children in the world. Nine states are the worst sufferers. 


No Radiotherapy Centres

No Radiotherapy Centres

As per ICMR data, every year there are 11 lakh new cancer cases in India and five lakh cancer deaths. Most of the deaths happen due to dearth of doctors, poor treatment and lack of diagnostic devices. 


Quarter of Indians suffer from TB

Quarter of Indians suffer from TB

There were 6.3 million Tuberculosis cases reported in 2014 worldwide, out of which 25% of the cases are from India and the disease is strengthening its grip in India.


Vector borne diseases can be fatal

Vector borne diseases can be fatal

Vector borne diseases are spread through insects like mosquitoes. A key focus of the healthcare agenda for 2017 should focus on vector borne diseases.


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