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Rs 3: Amount India Spends Every Day On Each Indian’s Health

Rs 3: Amount India Spends Every Day On Each Indian’s Health

  New Delhi: The amount India spends on public health per capita every year is Rs 1,112, less than the cost of a single consultation at the country’s top private…

Nipah Contained, But More Than 80% Cases From Similar Brain Fevers Are Undiagnosed

Nipah Contained, But More Than 80% Cases From Similar Brain Fevers Are Undiagnosed

G Arunkumar, professor and head of the Manipal Centre for Virus Research (MCVR) with his team during the Nipah outbreak in Kerala   New Delhi: Kerala health minister KK Shailaja announced on…

Why India’s Poor Buy Essential Medicines From Private Pharmacies

Why India’s Poor Buy Essential Medicines From Private Pharmacies

  New Delhi: As India readies itself for Ayushman Bharat, the national health protection scheme covering primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare, a study from Chhattisgarh reveals poor availability of generic…

How A Mobile Voice Message Service Is Helping Indian Mothers, Babies Stay Healthy

How A Mobile Voice Message Service Is Helping Indian Mothers, Babies Stay Healthy

mMitra, roughly translating as ‘mobile friend’, is a service launched in 2014 by the non-profit ARMMAN that provides comprehensive preventive information to 1.6 million women across nine states in India.…

Lessons From Rajasthan For India’s Latest Universal Health Coverage Programme

Lessons From Rajasthan For India’s Latest Universal Health Coverage Programme

Rambha Prajapati, 54, is grateful for the Rajasthan government’s Bhamashah Swasthya Bima Yojana for having saved her the recurring cost of dialysis, a procedure she needs twice weekly. Since seven…

Child Health At Risk: Despite Greater Tax Income, Most States Cut Funding To Key Programme

Child Health At Risk: Despite Greater Tax Income, Most States Cut Funding To Key Programme

  Mumbai: Despite greater fiscal autonomy and higher tax revenues shared by the Centre with states, 14 of 20 states surveyed cut spending on a key nutrition programme–Supplementary Nutrition Programme…

Improving Slowly, India Ranks 145 Among 195 Countries on Healthcare Access and Quality

Improving Slowly, India Ranks 145 Among 195 Countries on Healthcare Access and Quality

  New Delhi: India has improved its ranking on a global healthcare access and quality (HAQ) index from 153 in 1990 to 145 in 2016, yet ranks lower than neighbouring…

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