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Tuesday, August 04, 2020



Essential tips for caregivers looking after the elderly

July 09, 2020 2:10 pm

One needs to take cognisance that ageing is not chronological. Caregivers could be upskilled on how to offer help to an elderly person without compromising functionality altogether

Hospitals are now providing homecare services for COVID-positive patients

June 20, 2020 12:31 pm

If your symptoms are mild and you do not have any comorbidities, through many private hospitals, you can now avail home-care services.

As it ramps up public healthcare, India must give more room to private sector

May 29, 2020 9:34 am

Only a healthy nation can grow. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented India with an opportunity. The Indian healthcare system can go through a radical overhauling, where it can be more sustainable as well as responsive.

Can Budget 2020 make good healthcare more affordable to common people?

January 23, 2020 11:20 am

As India inches towards its goal of universal healthcare, there is a need for the budget to try to ensure that healthcare sector requirements are well funded and the budget contains provisions that energise accessible, affordable and quality healthcare. Here's what the government can do to boost the healthcare sector.

From New Year, evening OPD in Chhattisgarh to suit workers, office-goers

December 30, 2019 6:58 am

The new system will include a break and two hours of service in the evening, a senior official said. Under the existing timings, OPDs are open from 9 am to 2 pm.

Should I take fish oil?

December 23, 2019 9:09 am

If you have some history of heart disease or high triglycerides (an estimated 25% of adults in the United States do, according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in 2015), it may be a good idea to take omega-3.

Ultra-processed foods linked to diabetes risk: Study

December 17, 2019 5:13 pm

People looking to lower their risk of diabetes should limit their intake of processed foods due to their high sugar content and excessive fat and calories.

Summit on innovations in public healthcare to begin today

November 16, 2019 2:42 am

The two-day summit will share some of the most innovative efforts undertaken by states in public health, and will help explore which programmes are scalable at the national level, and which could be adopted by other states.

Health programme to be rolled out in schools

October 11, 2019 1:13 am

The first look of the programme was unveiled on the first day of a meeting of the Central Council of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday.

Niti Aayog Health Index: Chief Secretary pulls up officials for ‘poor performance’ on health

June 28, 2019 2:08 am

Chief secretary JN Singh said he would look into the micro-level data and the government would crack the whip on underperformers.