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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Abantika Ghosh


Coronavirus: Screening of China flights at 7 airports
Wed, Jan 22, 2020

Thermal screening will be done for passengers arriving from China, including Hong Kong, at the Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Kochi airports, apart from the three identified earlier in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata.

Caught between 2 health schemes, Ladakh resident waits for treatment
Tue, Jan 21, 2020

Launched in September 2018, PMJAY is the tertiery care arm of Ayushman Bharat, the flagship health programme of the NDA government, under which eligible families are covered for health expenses of up to Rs 5 lakh per year.

No politics, PM Narendra Modi told J&K-bound ministers
Mon, Jan 20, 2020

According to the sources, the Prime Minister also asked the ministers to stay in the villages they visit at night rather than return to Jammu or Srinagar.

Ahead of Budget, all eyes on allocation to fund costly immunisation vaccine
Mon, Jan 20, 2020

The government’s comprehensive Multi-Year Plan for 2018-22 details a comprehensive financial plan to fully immunise 26 million children and 30 million pregnant women with life-saving vaccines.

Study in Lancet: Fitness trackers can help in flu watch
Fri, Jan 17, 2020

Users’ data and its deviations from average that pointed to infectious spells were compared to weekly estimates for influenza-like illness rates reported by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Only 33% PMJAY funds spent, CGHS given Rs 500 crore
Sun, Jan 12, 2020

In a recent finance meeting, Rs 500 crore from PMJAY’s original kitty of Rs 6,400 crore was therefore allotted to the cash-strapped Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS), which has close to Rs 1,000 crore dues pending to private hospitals, which are threatening to exit government schemes.

Absence of big-ticket ideas, apparent working in silos draw PM’s ‘displeasure’
Thu, Jan 09, 2020

The absence of big-ticket, impactful ideas during the presentations is learnt to have drawn the Prime Minister’s displeasure.

Taking stock of infant deaths: in Rajasthan, Gujarat and the rest of India
Wed, Jan 08, 2020

As outrage continues over the deaths of babies in J K Lon Hospital in Kota, Rajasthan, and in the civil hospital in Rajkot, Gujarat, the fact remains that India has the most child deaths in the world. In 2017, UNICEF estimated 8,02,000 babies had died in India.

Rajasthan’s infant mortality rate higher than national average
Sat, Jan 04, 2020

Last year, when the Health Ministry undertook an assessment of the 30-odd worst performing SNCUs in the country, three from Rajasthan featured in the list.

In the season of continuous feasting, a silver lining: Intermittent fasting
Wed, Jan 01, 2020

Intermittent fasting impairs energy metabolism in cancer cells, inhibiting their growth and rendering them susceptible to clinical treatments, the researchers said.

Harsh Vardhan flags spike in child deaths at Kota hospital
Sat, Jan 04, 2020

He also flagged equipment problems in the state government hospital. “It is learnt that out of 533 equipment, 320 are not functional for want or annual maintenance contract (AMC) and there is absence of oxygen pipeline in special newborn care unit.

In SC, Babri action committee to seek mosque debris
Sat, Dec 28, 2019

Sources in the AIMPLB and other Muslim organisations at the forefront of the issue say the chances of a curative petition being filed are ‘slim’.

Universal Health Coverage: Health Ministry looks at innovative tips
Thu, Dec 26, 2019

The recommendations were made by three expert groups — policy labs — put together to grapple with questions about India’s road to Universal Health Coverage.

Report on AMU violence: ‘Cops raised Jai Shri Ram slogans, admin failed in its duty’
Wed, Dec 25, 2019

Denying the report’s claims, police have said that students initiated the violence and minimum force was used for self-defence.

Road accidents leading cause of death in young Indian males
Mon, Dec 23, 2019

Road injury was the leading cause of death in India among 15-39-year-old males in 2017 and was the second leading cause for both sexes combined.

One in seven Indians suffered from mental disorders in 2017, finds study
Mon, Dec 23, 2019

The prevalence of depression is highest in older adults, which has significant implications for the aging population of India. Depression is associated with suicide deaths in India.

Protests swell, allies push back: Government signals a climb down on all-India NRC
Sat, Dec 21, 2019

While BJP allies Nitish Kumar and Chirag Paswan opposed the NRC, BJP leaders Ram Madhav and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said no plan yet for nationwide NRC.

There is no plan of NRC in any other part of the country: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
Sat, Dec 21, 2019

Tell me, NRC is for whom? It is for Indian nationals. Does NRC say anywhere it is for Indian Muslims, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Minorities panel chief condemns police action in Jamia, AMU
Fri, Dec 20, 2019

The Commission, Rizvi said, has appealed to the Union government to carry out the NRC exercise as and when it happens in such a way as to protect the interests of Indian Muslims.

Women don’t need arms? BJP MP Roopa Ganguly begs to differ
Sun, Dec 15, 2019

Naidu told RS others can protect women. Not in Ganguly’s story: about a girl who hits straight, balloons or AK-47