Gujarat has so utterly failed in controlling TB that it is the only state, apart from Uttar Pradesh, where the incidence of TB has actually increased over the last decade.
Factories that produce fast fashion garments are still highly dangerous workplaces – and not just because they might collapse.
The federal finance ministry in August renewed the National Health Mission with $20 billion of funding between 2017-20, against the health ministry’s estimated requirement of $25 billion.
Himanta Biswa Sarma defended his comment saying he was citing “Hindu philosophy”.
Despite sanitation experts and studies pointing out that a majority of these toilets are ineffective or ill maintained, an approximate Rs 1,200 crore has been allocated for fitting additional coaches with bio-toilets.
Health Ministry Demands Probe Into Fortis ‘Overcharging’ Family of Seven-Year-Old Who Died of Dengue
Gurugram’s Fortis Hospital has denied allegations of medical negligence and overcharging.
The court has suggested that any complaint against a judge and investigation by the CBI should not be given publicity, ignoring the fact that public functionaries act under public scrutiny.
On this World Toilet Day, let’s turn the spotlight behind the scenes of the sanitation chain, on those who clean out latrines where there are no sewers to carry away the waste.
Being denied access to safe, private toilets is particularly dangerous for women and girls, impacting on their health and education, and exposing them to an increased risk of harassment and even attack.
Lack of access to clean, safe, private toilets is a major barrier around the world and it’s an issue that disproportionately affects girls.
During the Second World War, the government subjected thousands of troops to mustard gas tests – and kept it a secret.
A Bengal doctor has been suspended after he wrote a Facebook post on the dengue crisis. The case is similar to another doctor in Mumbai who was ‘raided’ for identifying totally-drug-resistant TB cases.
In addition to the increased risk of disease, the lack of sanitation facilities also makes women and girls susceptible to harassment and illiteracy.
Vinod Dua discusses important findings from the report ‘India: Health of the Nation’s States’ released by the government and Abul Kalam Azad.
Report looks at 26 years of health data in India to see trends in diseases and risks in every state. The conclusion is that large health inequalities exist among states.
Based on a militarised notion of ‘targeting’, such welfare policies deny citizens the right to basic services.
Whistleblower Sanjiv Chaturvedi’s claims that despite the CBI indicting the accused, the central vigilance commissioner had let the officers off the hook.
The proposed treaty on limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives, educational and research institutions, and for persons with “other disabilities” is of utmost importance to India.
As a traditional public health intervention, vaccines have been costing more money in recent years when a couple of newer generation of products are exhausting governments’ budgets.
Visibility has plummeted, a health emergency has been declared, schools shut down and various regional level governments are quarrelling with each other.
The latest plan to get the controversial trade deal up and running again after the withdrawal of the United States involves freezing some of its controversial rules.
As a mutagen, aristolochic acid is more potent than ultraviolet radiation. If unaware, people could be consuming it for relieving lesser discomforts in the name of ‘chemical-free’ herbal remedies.
Given the chronic lack of political will, only citizens can eventually force changes in government policies by adopting saner and healthier lifestyles.
Illegal crop burning in farm states surrounding New Delhi, vehicle exhausts and swirling construction dust have contributed to what has become an annual crisis.
Meteorologists say the pollution surge was triggered by vehicle exhaust fumes, dust and illegal burning of crops.
The government will have to work out distribution of financial burden on the employer, to ensure the mandatory nature of the amendment is met.
Many psychological studies don’t hold up to scrutiny. Is it time to redefine statistical significance?
According to the Central Pollution Control Board, moisture in the air coupled with a complete absence of wind has led to this situation.
The proposed amendments to the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments Act – including regulating fee and service charges at private hospitals – are not against doctors. Rather, they will facilitate a better doctor-patient relationship.
A 2014 study found that India’s National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme captures only 0.35% of the annual number of clinically diagnosed dengue cases.
The details of the clean chit are not known – and the press release issued by the CBI on October 31, 2017, raises more questions than it answers.
Twenty-two discharged prison inmates were suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis, blood cancer and hypoglycemia.
It’s hard to look at any measure of data and argue that southern states need to catch up with any BJP-ruled state. If anything, it’s Modi and his chief ministers who need to learn from Karnataka.
A study by an NGO a year after certain rural primary healthcare centres were signed over to private players raises many questions about the way things are being run and the government’s priorities.
“Sewage must have washed off with flood water, which in turn inundates the wells that would have resulted in contaminating the groundwater.”
Studies from Chhattisgarh and other states show that most private hospitals force people to pay additional money even after using health insurance.
While Gujarat’s IMR reduction has been better than the national average, it stacks up unfavourably when compared to other affluent states like Maharashtra and Punjab or even ‘special category’ states like Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.
Disregarding a Supreme Court order, the central and state governments have linked Aadhaar to a multitude of health and social security schemes.
The Trade Policy Forum – the first such meeting since US President Donald Trump took office – laid bare the wide gap in what the US wants and what India is (un)willing to give.
Close to 50 ASHA workers and two leaders of the movement were taken into police custody the day Narendra Modi visited Vadodara, apparently because the police was probing the possibility of opposition parties backing the protest.