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

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

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

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

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

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