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1.27 lakh suffer in 'leprosy free' India

1.27 lakh suffer in 'leprosy free' India

In 2005, India officially “eliminated” leprosy, abandoning its battle against the disease, under the pretext that it had less than 1 case in 10,000 people. 


India's health insurance stats

India's health insurance stats

Data from National Sample Survey, 2014, point to a steady increase in the cost of health care and WHO estimates out-of-pocket spending as a percentage of total health spending to be 62.42 per cent in India in 2014.


NCRB underrates pedestrian,biker deaths

NCRB underrates pedestrian,biker deaths

Government data on traffic deaths misrepresented the number of pedestrian and motorcycle deaths as mentioned by researchers at Johns Hopkins University. 


India's 1/4th pharmacists in Maharashtra

India's 1/4th pharmacists in Maharashtra

There are almost six lakh pharmacists in India and Indian Pharma industry has seen a spectacular progress. The industry ranks 4th in volume and 13th in value in the global pharmaceutical market.


India's hepatitis problem

India's hepatitis problem

Hepatitis is a serious global health problem and viral hepatitis is one of the leading killers across the globe, with a death toll that matches Aids or tuberculosis as per the medical journal, Lancet. A


Funding for states to bridge health gaps

Funding for states to bridge health gaps

Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) is emerging as the leading cause of death in India. As per the data from Registrar General of India almost 42% of all deaths are due to NCD’s.


India’s creaking health infrastructure

India’s creaking health infrastructure

India’s health infrastructure is facing one of the grimmest challenges. Not only there are less than required primary health centres in India but almost 40 per cent of them are understaffed.


Dearth of doctors ails India

Dearth of doctors ails India

Official data shows that 9.29 lakh doctors are registered with the Indian Medical Registrar and the country churns out 30,000 doctors and 18,000 specialists every year. 


Sharp dip in Bihar's infant mortality rate

Sharp dip in Bihar's infant mortality rate

Bihar has a lot of ground to cover in improving health. Infant mortality is declining, but is still high in Bihar. Infant mortality rate 


India's mental health crisis

India's mental health crisis

Burden of mental illness will increase more rapidly in India than in China over the next 10 years says Lancet report. More than six per cent of the total population is suffering from mental disorder said India’s Union minister of health in 2015. 


India's revamped immunisation drive

India's revamped immunisation drive

Mission Indradhanush aims to immunise all children against seven vaccine preventable diseases. Under this, the ministry identified 201 high-focus districts which account for nearly 50% of all unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children in the country.


Acute shortage of mental health staff

Acute shortage of mental health staff

The demand for mental health services is expanding. The burden of mental illness will increase more rapidly in India than in China over the next 10 years and the two countries account for one third of the global burden of mental illnesses says a Lancet study. 


Of 29, 12 states do not have any eye bank

Of 29, 12 states do not have any eye bank

According to WHO, there are 45 million blind persons in the world, of whom 12 million are in India. Also, India has 3.5 million people with corneal blindness and unfortunately, the corneal blind population of India is the largest in the world.  


Is alternative medicine a solution?

Is alternative medicine a solution?

Homeopathy is practised in more than 80 countries in different forms. India today is the hub of homoeopathy in the world.


India's organ crisis

India's organ crisis

India’s current organ donation and transplantation system is nowhere close to the requirements for organs in the country. 


Suicides in India

Suicides in India

India holds the title as the country with the most suicides in the world. A closer look at the data shows that more than half suicides in India are happening in the five southern states.


Health Infrastructure: Karnataka

Health Infrastructure: Karnataka

Availability of medical infrastructure is crucial for qualitative healthcare delivery. Karnataka falls in the category of states with maximum number of bloods banks in India with pool185 blood banks.


How grim are India's suicide stats?

How grim are India's suicide stats?

Increasing suicide death is worrisome & the rate of suicides in India is growing rapidly with 1.31 lakh suicide deaths last year as per gov data.


India's anaemic women

India's anaemic women

Anaemia remains a major health problem in India. More than half of women are anaemic in eleven states as per the latest National Family Health Survey-4. 


UP- Oral cancer capital of India

UP- Oral cancer capital of India

India has one of the highest rates of oral cancer in the world. A survey by the National Cancer Registry Programme in 2010 reported 35,000 cases of oral cancer in Madhya Pradesh alone. 


India- home to 40 million HBV patients

India- home to 40 million HBV patients

India is a home to 40 million Hepatitis B patients second to China and Indian state of Madhya Pradesh bears the maximum brunt


Cancer cases on the rise

Cancer cases on the rise

Cancer cases are rising at a rapid rate in India. Globally, the prevalence of cancer is increasing, and it is known to be the leading cause of death around the world. 


India's low birth weight babies

India's low birth weight babies

Out of the ten states with low birth weight babies, Uttar Pradesh tops the list with almost eight lakh low birth weight babies as per the latest official data, closely followed by Rajasthan. 


One fifth food items found adulterated

One fifth food items found adulterated

Across India, 74010 food samples were analysed in 2015 out of which 14,599 samples were found adulterated and 59, 411 samples were found safe for consumption


India's reduced cigarette consumption

India's reduced cigarette consumption

Cigarette consumption is falling in India with only 9322 crore cigarette sticks consumed in 2014 which is 10 crore less than 2013. 


No Mobile Medical Units in 8 states

No Mobile Medical Units in 8 states

There are no Mobile Medical Units in eight states of India where the requirenet of mobile medical facilities is quite high. Mobile Medical Units are supposed to provide outreach medical services in rural and remote areas


Kerala worst affected by goiter

Kerala worst affected by goiter

Endemic goitre is prevalent in India. The major reason behind it is iodine deficiency. Lack of iodine in human beings can cause goiter which enlarges thyroid gland.


Doctor-patient divide

Doctor-patient divide

India’s doctor population is much lower than the WHO prescribed limit of 1:1000, still India has a million doctors registered which implies that the growing burden of population makes the ratio worst


India's unused eyes

India's unused eyes

An eye transplant known as keratoplasty is a blind patient's best bet to regain vision.  But, experts say that the biggest limiting cause is the scarcity of donated corneas.  


Kala Azar grips Bihar

Kala Azar grips Bihar

 Kala azar is a tropical disease and one of India’s poorest states Bihar is the epicentre of kala azar in the country, where 33 out of 38 districts are affected accounting 70 per cent of the total population. 


Health indices - South Asia

Health indices - South Asia

India and Pakistan rank low on major health indicators like maternal mortality and infant mortality, though Bangladesh and Nepal are not far behind. 


Low Immunisation Coverage

Low Immunisation Coverage

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. 


Strengthening Health Insurance

Strengthening Health Insurance

Currently 20% of India's population is covered under health insurance, rest pay out of pockets. 


No Radiotherapy Centres

No Radiotherapy Centres

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


No testing labs for H1N1 in India

No testing labs for H1N1 in India

A total of 5157 H1N1 cases were reported in the beginning of 2015 with 407 deaths in the country, the highest in the past four years. 


India's faces shortage of blood banks

India's faces shortage of blood banks

India is facing an acute shortage of blood. According to WHO India witnessed greatest increase in the number of voluntary unpaid blood donations from 3.6 million in 2007 to 4.6 million in 2008 as per the latest available data, India being ranked as the top ten countries in global blood collection.  But still, the availability is short of requirement.


India's disease burdens

India's disease burdens

Almost 80% of patients visit a private practitioner. However, most health-related data in India is obtained from public hospitals and public health-care service units.


Nine Lakh people affected with leprosy in 10 years in India

Nine Lakh people affected with leprosy in 10 years in India

 INDIA was officially declared leprosy free in 2005. 


India's Deadly Roads

India's Deadly Roads

The Global status report on road safety 2013 estimates that more than 231, 000 people are killed in road accidents in India every year on an average and 130 037 deaths in the year 2013. Almost half of all deaths on Indian roads are among motorcyclists, pedestrians and cyclists. 


Hotbed Of Infections

Hotbed Of Infections

 The burden of hospital-acquired infections (HAI) remains unknown because there is no national system in India for collecting data on the infections.