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Mental healthcare bill is progressive

Mental healthcare bill is progressive

The Mental Healthcare Bill aims to provide improved and better healthcare for mentally ill patients and decriminalises suicide. The bill also ensures is to protect and restore property right of mentally ill persons


Medical devices market estimated to grow at 15% to USD 8.6 billion by 2020: Deloitte Report 2016

Medical devices market estimated to grow at 15% to USD 8.6 billion by 2020: Deloitte Report 2016

Indian healthcare industry is growing; still access to quality healthcare poses a serious challenge to the citizen’s states Deloitte report, 2016 on Medical Devices Making in India. The report further elaborates that the Indian healthcare industry is growing at a double digit rate but affordability remains an issue. Out of pocket expenditure is quite high, 61% and only 25% population has access to medical insurance in the country. Therefore, there is a need to increase affordability.


Deaths related to tobacco use in India: 2004 Report

Deaths related to tobacco use in India: 2004 Report

India has one of the highest rates of oral cancer in the world. A survey by the National Cancer Registry Programme in 2010 reported 35,000 cases of oral cancer in Madhya Pradesh alone.


How to prevent youth violence?

How to prevent youth violence?

World Health Organisation (WHO) published its report in October, 2015 on violence and health, titled, “Preventing youth violence: an overview of the evidence”.


What is India’s National Health Profile?

What is India’s National Health Profile?

The National Health Profile, 2015 highlights the condition of healthcare across the country based on various indicators of health.


Economic Survey report on Delhi's health conditions and infrastructure, 2015

Economic Survey report on Delhi's health conditions and infrastructure, 2015

The Economic Survey report 2014-2015 released in June 2015 reveals decent results on health conditions of the national capital. The report highlights that Delhi has a wide network of health sector infrastructure comprising 95 hospitals, 1389 dispensaries, 267 maternity homes, 973 polyclinics and 16 medical colleges. 


In India, eight out of ten village clinics have no specialist doctors

In India, eight out of ten village clinics have no specialist doctors

India boasts of producing world class medical practitioners; still eight out of 10 village clinics have no specialist doctors.


WHO’s report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2015

WHO’s report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2015

The WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, released in July 2015 lays emphasis on increasing taxes on tobacco to discourage people from smoking or help them to cut down and quit. There are a billion smokers worldwide. While many countries have extremely low tobacco tax rates, some have no special tobacco taxes at all, according to the WHO report.


Global ranking of the best and worst places to be a mom

Global ranking of the best and worst places to be a mom

It’s getting harder for mothers in India, according to a global ranking of the best and worst places to be a mom. India scored 140th place out of 179 countries, according to Save the Children’s 2015 report titled “State of the World’s Mothers” putting it behind neighboring Bangladesh.


USD 250 Billion industry: India Insurance Vision 2025

USD 250 Billion industry: India Insurance Vision 2025

Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) released the latest report that recommends a road map for the growth of insurance industries in India. Made under partnership with McKinsey & Company, it contains a fact-based view on the current state of the industry, its evolution over a period of time, key trends that will shape the industry in the next decade and therefore, the potential evolution.


Will health be a fundamental right in India?

Will health be a fundamental right in India?

 The draft policy, released by Ministry of Health and Family, while seeking comments from various stakeholders, has stated that one of the fundamental policy questions of “our times is whether to pass a health rights bill making health a fundamental right- in the way that was done for education.”


India’s 12th five year plan for health

India’s 12th five year plan for health

INDIA’s twelfth five-year plan (2012-2017) of the Planning Commission while outlining a vision for system of universal health coverage has set high goals:


IMA wants India to learn from Bangladesh

IMA wants India to learn from Bangladesh

AS one third of Indian children fail to receive full set of mandatory immunization, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has asked policy makers to look toward Bangladesh if they want to improve health sector.


Indian children remain at risk of measles

Indian children remain at risk of measles

AS the World Health Organisation (WHO) applauds India for complete polio eradication, the country has been urged to make efforts to stop continued high measles disease burden to make global measles control a success.


Diseases linked to smoking cost India Rs 1,04,500 crore

Diseases linked to smoking cost India Rs 1,04,500 crore

AS economic cost attributed to tobacco use from all diseases in India amounted to Rs 1, 04,500 crore ($22.4 billions) in 2011, a study of India’s Ministry of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has called for support of prohibition of manufacture and sale of all forms of chewing tobacco as one of remedial measures to address the issue.


India’s road to universal health coverage

India’s road to universal health coverage

IN SPITE of spectacular economic growth in past two decades India’s rank in the Human Development Index (HDI) remains at pitiful 136 out of 187 countries. Given vast disparity in the availability of basic healthcare facilities across the country, the influential India Infrastructure Report (IIR) describes India's health sector as story of ‘two Indias.’ 


What is India’s plan for biomedical research?

What is India’s plan for biomedical research?

TO widen and popularize biomedical research in medical colleges, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare  has come up with scheme encouraging health professionals to go for research.As most of the biomedical research is confined to  a few medical colleges and institutes in India, the Ministry has given incentives to encourage research activity in all medical colleges and institutions.


Antimicrobial resistance is a global threat

Antimicrobial resistance is a global threat

WHILE the use of antibacterial drugs has become widespread around the world, these drugs are rapidly becoming ineffective accelerating global health security emergency, a World Health Organisation (WHO) report said. 

 


India accounts 47 % measles mortality

India accounts 47 % measles mortality

AS the World Health Organisation (WHO) applauds India for complete polio eradication, the country has been urged to make efforts to stop continued high measles disease burden to make global measles control a success.

 


Ebola outbreak can reverse gains over Malaria

Ebola outbreak can reverse gains over Malaria

AS the world is making progress in reducing malaria cases and deaths, the Ebola outbreak could reverse the results. “The Ebola outbreak has had a devastating impact on basic health service delivery in the most severely affected countries, including the ability to control malaria,” reveals findings of World malaria report 2104 released under WHO Global Malaria Programme.