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PUBLIC HEALTH NEWS

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.

Maharashtra health sector unions, NGOs plan joint initiative on health rights

November 24, 2018 4:16 am

The alliance is being formally launched on November 26 by organising a ‘Convention for commitment to build joint movement on Health Rights’ (Nirdhaar Parishad) in Mumbai.

Bill Gates hails India's expertise in public health, highlights problem in sanitation

May 05, 2018 2:38 pm

The Microsoft co-founder has hailed India's expertise in public health but underlined the need for it to do more in the nutrition and sanitation sector to improve child health and survival.

Coming soon: ‘Smart’ schools and clinics in Aundh, Baner and Balewadi

May 01, 2018 3:09 pm

“The aim is to design and operate smart clinics at 100 locations to provide primary healthcare to Pune residents — free primary health check-up and diagnosis, free sample collection and lab services, and free medicines for common ailments,” an official said.

Chandigarh: PGIMER to set up department of family medicine

February 06, 2018 9:56 am

Traditionally, a family doctor is one to whom families visit regularly, irrespective of the disease and age. A family physician provides primary treatment for all the diseases and refers patients to the specialist only if there is a need for it.

In poor health

July 14, 2015 12:43 am

Reducing preventable disease should be a developmental priority. Government needs to invest in a healthier future.