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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.

Janaushadhi Suvidha scheme: A look at the challenges it faces a year after its launch

June 12, 2019 4:33 pm

Currently, such kendras are located in areas like Shakarpur, Mayur Vihar, Sangam Vihar, Malviya Nagar, Okhala, Hari Nagar, Subash Nagar in New Delhi; Bhopal, Dewas, Gwalior, Indore in Madhya Pradesh; Patna, Muzaffarpur, Gaya in Bihar; and Ambala, Faridabad, Rohtak in Haryana to name a few.

Sarangpur dispensary gets power after 18 days; doctors, patients heave sigh of relief

June 12, 2019 2:49 pm

Electricity to the dispensary was cut off on May 23 as it was unable to pay a bill of Rs 2,75,059 since 2017, including a late payment surcharge of Rs 10,573, due to lack of funds.

Bad infrastructure at 35 Delhi govt hospitals: Report in HC

May 18, 2019 6:04 am

Among the hospitals in the list are Delhi government-run ones such as Lok Nayak, DDU, GB Pant, GTB and Baba Saheb Ambedkar hospitals.