healthcare News

Govt drafting separate policies for general and super-speciality hospitals: Gujarat CM Rupani

Giving credit to PM Narendra Modi, Rupani said it was due to his vision of development during his tenure as CM of Gujarat, the state had moved ahead in all sectors, especially in healthcare.

A Rare Opportunity

New rare disease policy is a chance to create an inclusive public health imagination.


No fund allotted to treat rare diseases despite claim in court: Centre

A petition on behalf of families of patients of rare diseases has sought government aid for treatment. It states that the ESI has the obligation not only under the Employees’ State Insurance Act but also Article 21 of the Constitution, which guarantees every person the right to life with dignity.

Ahmedabad: Row erupts over Mayor’s push to limit beds at V S Hospital to 500

“It is inappropriate to call a board meeting without adequate notice. It seems that BJP councillors are under pressure to clear the legal hurdles before the inauguration of the new hospital,” Dr Nishith Shah, one of the donor-trustees of V S Hospital, said.

40 million people die every year due to lack of safe surgery: Padma awardee doctor

“With work experience in ICU, a nurse would not be considered qualified to prescribe a pill”, Dr Devi Prasad Shetty said, adding that the government should create structured training programmes for nurses.

Is Ayushman Bharat a game changer?

The NHPS is innovative and path-breaking in the history of public health in India, and may have a transformative impact if implemented in an effective and coordinated manner


Wearable electronic mesh can help monitor heart health

Researchers from the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) in South Korea used the device on human skin to record the electrical activity of heart and muscles, that is electrocardiogram (ECG) and electromyogram (EMG) respectively.

Hardlook: In need of an ambulance

The first responders to any medical emergency, the capital’s 265 CATS ambulances are in a bad shape, with 60 vehicles unfit for use and over 100 outdated. Kaunain Sheriff M tracks the fleet for five days to uncover the many problems — from lack of medical equipment to faulty technology.

National Health Profile 2018: Here’s how well India is healthwise

The document gathers its data from the Directorate of health and family welfare of all the States and Union Territories, Central Government Organisations, National Health Programmes and other concerned national, international agencies.

India to start universal screening for tuberculosis, leprosy: Health Minister JP Nadda

India accounts for the largest number of TB cases in the world and 60 per cent of the global burden of leprosy. At 27.9 lakh, India’s TB incidence in 2016 was down marginally from the previous year’s 28.4 lakh. The number of TB-related deaths was 4.35 lakh, down by 15 per cent from 5.17 lakh.