Health

By Ramesh Kumar Raja
In Health
Jan 13th, 2017
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Assam has over 22% shortfall of doctors at PHCs level and nearly 43% shortfall of specialists at CHCs level While Assam has made progress in its health indicators, it further  needs to strengthen its existing health services especially the rural healthcare to be able to achieve significant improvement in the status of its women and children, according to Dr Ashok K Aga...
By Dr Dharminder Nagar
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Dec 22nd, 2016
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We don’t speak about medical education and its role in nation-building I n 2014, when during the government’s first health budget, slogans like “Health for All” and “Health Assurance”  were spoken about, with great promise. However, over the past three years, the allocation to the health sector, as a part of the GDP has hovered around a little over 1 per cent. The aim ...
By Ramesh Kumar Raja
In Health
Oct 6th, 2016
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India must take a lead from its successful polio eradication program to eliminate the viral disease against all odds It’s déjà vu all over again in India. From Delhi to Kolkata and Mumbai to Chennai, large swathes of the country have  been laid low by vector-borne diseases, thanks to political apathy and administrative recklessness to contain them. Although diseases li...
By Jitendra Tiwari
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Sep 12th, 2016
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Government of India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare comprises of Department of Health  and Family welfare and Department of Health Research. The major programs run by the Ministry are for eradication of communicable diseases like HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Vector Borne diseases, Integrated Disease surveillance program for communicable diseases and Leprosy; non com...
By Ramesh Kumar Raja
In Health
Sep 12th, 2016
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  With around 48 million, India has the largest number of  stunted children, says WaterAid Although India is said to be the world’s fastest growing economy in the world, it is home to the  largest number of stunted children in terms of volumes in the world, much ahead of smaller economies like Nigeria, Pakistan and Ethiopia. The startling revelations have come to the f...
By Dr Dharminder Nagar
In Health
Jul 11th, 2016
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Government needs to change its role when it comes to healthcare delivery For a long time now, there has been intense debate in India about the extent of role the government should play  in providing essential services to citizens. The right wing economists have long argued for the government to withdraw from services, and consolidate its position as provider of infrast...
By Ramesh Raja
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Apr 4th, 2016
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To tackle the menace of TB, the Government must ensure access to quality, affordable diagnosis and treatment, regardless of where an individual seeks care The prevalence of tuberculosis (TB), one of the world’s deadliest diseases, has been a major health concern of India for centuries. It is second only to HIV/AIDS as the greatest killer worldwide due to a single infec...
By Ramesh Raja
In Health
Mar 7th, 2016
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In spite of surge in institutional deliveries, the number of children in India being breastfed in the first hour of birth is less than half. In fact, India ranks lowest among South Asian countries, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in breastfeeding practices, with only 44 per cent women being able to breastfeed their babies within one hour of delivery. Th...
By Lekshmi Parmeswaran
In Health
Mar 7th, 2016
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The increase in the microcephaly cases has made Zika the most dreaded virus to surface in the present times Who would have ever thought that a normal viral infection like any other would one day turn out to be a disaster of the gravest order? For countries across the world battling the dreaded Zika virus, there is nothing but uncertainty writ all over. First discovered...
By Ramesh Raja
In Health
Feb 8th, 2016
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Besides discouraging smoking – active as well as passive, greater alertness and awareness is required to diagnose the disease in time Lung cancer is the leadng cause of cancer-related deaths across the world, characterized by low survival rates and aggressive malignancies. While the disease was considered uncommon in India till the last decade, its numbers have risen a...