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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.
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.
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.
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.’
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.
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.