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And India's best hospital is…

And India's best hospital is…

By : Jisha Krishnan

Hospital surveys are known only to the bigger players leaving little chance of that neighbourhood clinic with an impeccable medical record making it to the coveted list. Usually survey is done in metros & bigger cities. This leaves us with a lot of questions and room for doubt about how hospitals are ranked in India. 

India’s new healthcare policy

India’s new healthcare policy

By : Dr. Karan Thakur

The government of India is working on a new national health policy. Health will not become a fundamental right. That is a major departure. But the govt is embarking on an ambitious plan to revamp the health sector with staged reforms to help create a health system in-tune with the 21st century needs of India. 

Suicide, the hidden epidemic

Suicide, the hidden epidemic

By : Dr Mudasir Firdosi

Proper record keeping and effective data can help reduce the number of suicides. But India lags far behind when it comes to exact figures of suicide deaths. The NCRB data over the past has been much criticised for providing inaccurate numbers on suicides in India. This in turn hide the real toll of mental health.

 

 

Health emergency in India's capital

Health emergency in India's capital

By : Nabeela Khan

Delhi has shut down schools, halted construction & closed a coal-fired power plant as Delhi is engulfed by toxic air pollution. But the measures taken by the government are too little, too late. Many of the problems that turn Delhi’s air so toxic continue unabated.

Food safety: not yum

Food safety: not yum

By : Manpreet Kaur Singh, Shamsher Kainth

Two Indian-Australian journalists, Manpreet Kaur Singh and Shamsher Kainth, carried out an investigation that reveals that several food items available in Australia and imported from India are “unfit for human consumption”. 

An app a day…

An app a day…

By : Jisha Krishnan

Widespread adoption and growing popularity of mobile technology in healthcare, or mHealth, is viewed as inevitable by more than half of the doctors and healthcare payers in developed and emerging markets around the world, including 60 per cent in India.