Diarrhoea Took More Lives Than Any Other Water-Borne Disease In India

New Delhi: Over five years to 2017, water-borne diseases--cholera, diarrhoea, typhoid and viral hepatitis--caused 10,738 deaths, latest government data show. Diarrhoea remained the leading kille...

Muslims Have Highest Fertility Rate, Lack Access To Healthcare

Mumbai: Hindus have India’s highest infant mortality rate with 41.6 deaths per 1,000 live births and the third highest fertility rate--the average number of children a woman would have by the end of...

For Rich And Poor Indians Alike, Diabetes Epidemic Shows No Sign Of Abating

Mumbai: India’s economic development has brought higher incomes--and a large helping of diabetes. As salaries have increased, and all socio-economic groups have experienced a rise in living s...

1 In 5 Multidrug-Resistant Patients Do Not Complete Treatment, Imperiling India’s Battle Against TB

New Delhi: Nearly one in five multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) patients put on treatment in the public sector were lost to follow-up (LFU). This means that they either did not start treatme...

Puducherry Has Among The Best Health Indicators In India, And Here’s Why

Puducherry: Between 8.00 and 9.00 a.m. every day, 150 diabetes patients gather at the out-patient department (OPD) of Puducherry’s Kosapalayam Primary Health Centre (PHC) to get their daily insulin ...

India Is Ageing, But States Use Just 7% Of Central Funds For Elderly Healthcare

Mumbai: Over the last two years, states and union territories have utilised no more than 7% of the funds released to them for the National Programme for the Healthcare of the Elderly (NPHCE), the gove...

Disquiet As Govt Threatens Jail For Doctors, Chemists Not Reporting TB

New Delhi: A week after the capital city hosted the Delhi End TB Summit from March 13 to 15, 2018, a notification from India’s health ministry announced that medical practitioners and pharmacists co...

16% Indian Women Don’t Get Pregnancy Care–Nearly Half Because Husband/Family Did Not Think It Necessary

Chennai: More than one in seven Indian women did not receive antenatal care during their last pregnancy--nearly half of them because their husband or family did not think it was necessary or did not a...

Nearly A Third of India’s States/UTs Have Not Hiked Pay To Women Who Form Core Of Health Services

As many as 11 states and four union territories (UTs) have not announced any change in the additional salary paid to anganwadi (courtyard shelter or creches) workers (AWWs) and anganwadi helpers (AWHs...

Conditional Cash Transfer Improves Maternal, Infant Health Care In Odisha: New Study

There was a 5-percentage-point increase in the possibility of receiving antenatal services--such as full body check ups, blood tests, information about baby’s position and health--due to the Mamata ...