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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.