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Analysis and key extracts of government reports, policy documents, international reports and business studies.


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.