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