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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…

Woman Battles Open Defecation In New Movie. Here’s The Reality

Woman Battles Open Defecation In New Movie. Here’s The Reality

  Akshay Kumar’s movie Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (A love story), releasing on August 11, 2017 tells the story of a young bride who walks out of her marriage when…

About 321 Indian Children Died Every Day Of Diarrhoea In 2015, Reflecting Basic Health Failures

About 321 Indian Children Died Every Day Of Diarrhoea In 2015, Reflecting Basic Health Failures

  Despite progress in preventing diarrhoea and the spread of medical remedies in India, diarrhoea remains the second leading cause of death in children under five years, killing an estimated…

No Improvement In Drinking Water For Elementary Schools Over 6 Years

No Improvement In Drinking Water For Elementary Schools Over 6 Years

  Over 85% of rural government elementary schools had a provision for drinking water in 2016, compared to 83% in 2010, while only about 74% of schools had drinking water…