Analysis and key extracts of government reports, policy documents, international reports and business studies.
India boasts of producing world class medical practitioners; still eight out of 10 village clinics have no specialist doctors.
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.
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.
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.
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 twelfth five-year plan (2012-2017) of the Planning Commission while outlining a vision for system of universal health coverage has set high goals: