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27 Regional Hubs, 300 Hospitals, Yet Patients Journey To 1 Mumbai Cancer Centre

27 Regional Hubs, 300 Hospitals, Yet Patients Journey To 1 Mumbai Cancer Centre

1 million are diagnosed with cancer every year; 680,000 of them die. India’s cancer burden to rise 70% by 2035.   Mumbai: Carrying thin plastic bags full of medical reports,…

Bankrupt, Poorly Educated, Desperate: Cancer Patients On Mumbai Footpath

Bankrupt, Poorly Educated, Desperate: Cancer Patients On Mumbai Footpath

A cancer patient and his wife and daughter sit on the divider under the monorail station near Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai. Many cancer patients–unable to afford a hotel or…

On A Mumbai Street, Aspiring Soldier Endures India’s Cancer-Care Crisis

On A Mumbai Street, Aspiring Soldier Endures India’s Cancer-Care Crisis

How Solar-Powered Health Centres Could Transform Indian Healthcare

How Solar-Powered Health Centres Could Transform Indian Healthcare

  More than 50% more patients were admitted and almost twice the number of babies were delivered in a month in solar-powered primary health centres (PHC)s in Chhattisgarh, compared to…

52 Infants Die In 30 Days In Jamshedpur, Revealing Jharkhand’s Health Crisis

52 Infants Die In 30 Days In  Jamshedpur, Revealing Jharkhand’s Health Crisis

  The death of 52 infants over 30 days at Jamshedpur’s Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College hospital in Jharkhand, reported on August 27, 2017, by the news agency ANI, calls…

Swine Flu Cases Rise 9-Fold As India’s Response System Falters

Swine Flu Cases Rise 9-Fold As India’s Response System Falters

People wearing masks wait in a queue for a H1N1 flu screening at a hospital in New Delhi.   Mumbai: So far this year, H1N1 or swine flu has infected…

In 2015, India Lost 2 Children Below Age 5 Every Minute

In 2015, India Lost 2 Children Below Age 5 Every Minute

  Nearly 1.08 million Indian children under the age of five years died in 2015–that’s 2,959 deaths every day or two each minute–many of them of causes that were preventable…