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How Mysore Beat Chandigarh To Be India’s Cleanest City

How Mysore Beat Chandigarh To Be India’s Cleanest City

  Chandigarh, India’s first planned city–known for wide roads laid out in geometrical precision and large, green spaces that adorn neatly arranged rectangular neighbourhoods, called sectors–faces an unlikely problem: How…

Rural Doctor Shortage Up 200% In 10 Years. What should Delhi do?

Rural Doctor Shortage Up 200% In 10 Years. What should Delhi do?

  Public-health centres across India’s rural areas–25,308 in 29 states and seven union territories–are short of more than 3,000 doctors, the scarcity rising 200% (or tripling) over 10 years, according…

1 In 7 Indian Drugs Revealed As Substandard

1 In 7 Indian Drugs Revealed As Substandard

  Substandard medicines could be three times more prevalent than the government says, two new studies show.   These data have serious implications on health in a country where 58.2%…

4 In 5 Indians Die Without Doctors Knowing Why

4 In 5 Indians Die Without Doctors Knowing Why

  With four in five deaths in India not certified by medical professionals, according to a new census report, many more Indians may be dying than necessary because preventive measures…

How India Tackles Adverse Drug Reactions–By Ignoring Data

How India Tackles Adverse Drug Reactions–By Ignoring Data

  A 17-year-old Kolkata boy was prescribed Dapsone, an antibiotic, for a skin problem, and developed severe, potentially fatal, side effects. The doctor could not diagnose the condition, Dapsone syndrome,…

Why India Has World’s Most Stillborn Babies

Why India Has World’s Most Stillborn Babies

Newly born babies rest inside a ward at a hospital in the northern Indian city of Lucknow.   Nagapura, Hunsur district (Karnataka): Her pale, yellow eyes stood out against her…

Insurgency-Hit Manipur, India’s Safest State For Childbirth

Insurgency-Hit Manipur, India’s Safest State For Childbirth

School children perform during the Republic Day celebrations in Agartala, capital of India’s northeastern state of Tripura, January 26, 2009.   * Mizoram has the same literacy rate as Brazil,…