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Tackling a public health challenge is a team effort

December 27, 2021 9:02 am

🔴 Anand Krishnan writes: Technical, bureaucratic and political efforts must come together

e-Shram registration is a stepping stone towards protection of informal workers

December 23, 2021 8:47 am

🔴 Ravi Srivastava writes: It needs to be followed by restructuring social security and social protection programmes, and simplifying them

More than 40 nations pledge to cut emissions from their health industries

November 09, 2021 2:46 pm

The health care sector accounts for almost 5% of global carbon dioxide emissions. If it were a country, it would be the fifth largest emitter.

District hospitals have avg 24 beds per 1 lakh people, Bihar lowest at 6: NITI Aayog report

October 01, 2021 12:15 pm

The NITI Aayog report also shows that in 15 states and UTs, the average number of beds in a district hospital was lower than 22 beds per 1 lakh population as recommended by the IPHS 2012 guidelines.

Building back after the viral attack

May 28, 2021 12:45 am

Investment in healthcare and sanitation, climate resilience, agriculture and weather forecasting should be at the core of India’s post-pandemic economic recovery

The other public health challenge

February 25, 2021 6:06 pm

Government and private sector must come together to eliminate TB

Biden has room on health care, though limited by Congress

November 13, 2020 6:18 pm

With the balance of power in the Senate hinging on a couple of Georgia races headed to a runoff, and Democrats losing seats in the House, Biden's proposals for a public health insurance option and empowering Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices seem out of reach.

Buying an anti-pollution mask? Here's all you need to know

November 03, 2019 6:37 pm

Many continue to use surgical masks unaware that they are for single-use purpose only. While N95 and N99 are most sought after, there are some other masks that you must know about.

India is making long strides in eliminating Lymphatic Filariasis

November 02, 2019 12:04 pm

Prevention of the disease is one part of the LF story, managing the disease is another. The disability associated with the disease vanquishes those affected, both physically and mentally. There is a need to spread awareness that not only is the disease preventable but those affected by it can improve their quality of life.

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

December 19, 2018 5:39 am

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.