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Nearly 70 million Indians suffer from rare genetic disease. Indian scientists are teaming up clinicians to address such diseases by applying knowledge generated through the studyof human genome. The Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology has signed an agreement with the AIIMS for collaborative research in this area.
The first private hospital was established in India in 1984. By 2004 the private sector accounted for three quarters of outpatient treatment, 60% of in patients and three quarters of the specialists and technology. This evolution of hospitals and private health clinics has helped improve access to healthcare in India.
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How good is India’s health system? What are its biggest weaknesses, challenges and how Indian healthcare system can be rebuilt? Former health secretary K Sujatha Rao’s book, Do We Care provides an incisive look into the structural problems of Indian healthcare system. This is possibly the most important recent book on India's healthcare system.
India has the third-highest number of people living with HIV in the world— 2.1 million at the end of 2015. A new finding raise hopes for sufferers of a disease that kills thousands of people every year. Indian scientists have identified a new antibody against HIV subtype-C from Indian patients. This finding will help design vaccines against HIV in the future.