In 2016, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) rolled out a major scheme for strengthening of food testing infrastructure in the country.
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.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) India is likely to have over 17.3 lakh new cases of cancer by 2020.
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.
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.
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 is experiencing some of the biggest falls in infant mortality rates (IMR) ever seen in the state.
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.
Due to sex-selective abortions and preference for male child, male children are given more care during their initial years of life.
Millions of Indians do not have access to doctors, hospitals or even basic healthcare facilities due to shortage of infrastructure and health staff.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Immunisation is the most effective method to prevent and avoid sickness and an effective immunisation can help reduce the disease burden.
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.
Though, India tops the list with maximum number of anaemic women and children in the world. Nine states are the worst sufferers.
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.
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 are spread through insects like mosquitoes. A key focus of the healthcare agenda for 2017 should focus on vector borne diseases.
Human resources in rural areas is a major issue across India. Primary Health Centre (PHCs) are state-owned rural health care facilities in India.
Most complications and even death at childbirth could be prevented if women had access to skilled birth attendant which can be a doctor, a nurse or a midwife.
India is battling an outbreak of fevers. Each of ICMR's 40 laboratories across India test anything up to 1,000 blood samples a month.
The fast moving metro cities are considered to be a hub of suicides because of the stress, depression and ever-changing environment.
India has the largest number of stunted children in the world, at least 48 million under the age of five.
Between 2011 and 2020, more than 140 million girls will become child brides, according to United Nations Population Fund. Girls who are married young are more vulnerable to intimate partner violence, sexual abuse & HIV.
India is facing an acute shortage of blood. India being ranked as the top ten countries in global blood collection, still the availability is short of requirement
Infant mortality rate (IMR) refers to deaths of young children, typically those less than one year of age. It is measured by the number of deaths of children under one year of age per 1000 live births.
India is home to the largest number of under-five child deaths in the world. The biggest killers are diseases which are preventable if children are timely vaccinated.
NCRB has started collecting data on female foeticide since 2014. A total of 50 cases were reported under female foeticide in 2014.
Five Indian states have half the number of medical colleges of the country.Karnataka tops the list with 53 colleges and 7,795 MBBS seats closely followed by Maharashtra.
As per the stats from Ministry of Helath and Family Welfare India witnesses almost a surge of more than one thousand breast cancer cases since past three years. Breast cancer is becoming one of the leading causes of death after cervical cancer.
Hospitals in the national capital Delhi are swamped with malaria patients these days. The problem is that mosquito-borne disease is difficult to diagnose.
Over the past few years there has been a sharp dip in the number of clinical trials carried out. The number has reduced from a steep 196 to only 26.
India’s medical education system is one of the largest in the world and produces more than 45000 doctors annually. As per the latest data
The problem of shortage of healthcare workers in India is not new but India continues to face grim shortage of healthcare workers. This has been highlighted time and again.
The World Health Organisation’s 2000 World Health report ranks India’s Health care system as 112 out of 190 countries.