Analysis and key extracts of government reports, policy documents, international reports and business studies.
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
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.
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.
World Health Organisation (WHO) published its report in October, 2015 on violence and health, titled, “Preventing youth violence: an overview of the evidence”.
The National Health Profile, 2015 highlights the condition of healthcare across the country based on various indicators of health.
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.