India has witnessed over 1.23 lakh snake bite cases in 2012 leading to death of 1375 persons including 594 females, according to the latest available data released by the government.
After it procured Ranbaxy Laboratories, Sun Pharmaceuticals has become India's largest pharmaceutical company, and the fifth largest global pharma company.
There are total 36 drug testing laboratories in the country.The government agrees that there was need to strength the existing Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) to shoulder increasing responsibilities for regulating the quality of drugs in the country.
Data obtained from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare revealed that India only spends 1% of its allocated budget on providing contaceptives.
China and the US are two biggest suppliers of drugs to India, supplying mostly painkillers & diabetes drugs
Only 25% of hospitals, clinics and mental health professionals are in rural areas, where 70% of the population live.
Mortality from TB and pneumonia falls in India, more lives are lost to heart and pulmonary diseases.
India's will need to add 3.6 million hospital beds over the next 20 years to meet the needs of the growing population, PwC India estimate.
The concept of essential medicines has been adopted by many countries including India to meet healthcare needs of the majority of a population.
Annually around 500,000 people die of cancer in India and the WHO says the number is expected to rise.
H1N1 virus first appeared in Mexico in 2009 and spread around the world. In India, the current outbreak is deadliest since 2010.
The first case of AIDS was reported in India in Tamil Nadu in 1986. Today 2.1 million people are infected with HIV, according to the U.N.
Diarrhoeal diseases kill 100,000 children in India each year, making diarrhea second-largest killer of children after pneumonia.
India’s new health policy has prioritised five key issues inlcuding making health a fundamental right.
Medical researchers could be a step closer to a complete cure for malaria. A team of Scandinavian doctors have discovered mechanism behind protection that O+ blood group gives against most life-threatening effects of malaria.
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