Abantika Ghosh


Venkaiah Naidu rebuts as Pakistan tries to raise ‘disputed’ Kashmir issue
Sat, Oct 20, 2018

Earlier, during a plenary meeting, Naidu highlighted the menace of terrorism and rued the fact that “some countries are supporting it”.

Explained: How Zika spreads, and harms
Wed, Oct 17, 2018

In India’s first large outbreak, 80 infected in Jaipur. A look at how the virus spreads and the big risk it involves.

#MeToo movement resonates at global health systems research conference
Thu, Oct 11, 2018

SDG 5 is about gender equality and calling out sexist behaviour or comments which is at the heart of the #MeToo movement.

PMJAY first step towards universal health coverage: WHO deputy DG
Thu, Oct 11, 2018

PMJAY launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 23, covers 500 million people.

Doctors reluctant to take rural postings despite big salary offers
Mon, Oct 08, 2018

Jharkhand is one of the five states that had advertised a scheme under which doctors could quote their own salaries. The others are Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Karnataka.

Babri Masjid action panel convenor ‘satisfied’, Owaisi asks: What is Indian Muslim left with?
Fri, Sep 28, 2018

SC clears way for Ayodhya hearings: Asaduddin Owaisi contended that the verdict is among a long line of judgments attempting to deprive Indian Muslims their identity.

In Delhi, PM Modi’s healthcare scheme hits name roadblock
Wed, Sep 26, 2018

NHA is the implementing authority of PMJAY, the largest government health insurance plan in the world under which 10.74 crore families will be given an annual health cover of Rs 5 lakh.

How PMJAY scheme rollout will impact India’s most backward district Mewat
Mon, Sep 24, 2018

The Indian Express found that 4.58 lakh people or around 57,370 families out of a total population of 11 lakh, who were identified from the Socio Economic Caste Census (SECC) 2011, are eligible for PMJAY in Mewat.

Jharkhand gets its first PMJAY baby 90 mins after its rollout
Mon, Sep 24, 2018

Karishma was born in Karnal, Haryana on August 17, two days after PMJAY was named so by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech.

As PMJAY scheme rolls out today, private hospitals in queue but none make the cut in Mewat
Sun, Sep 23, 2018

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will roll out the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), which will provide an annual health cover of Rs 5 lakh for 50 crore people in 26 states.

What govt needs to bridge: Swank 500-bed hospital, crumbling 1-room health centre
Sun, Sep 23, 2018

Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana rolls out Sunday. Express does a ground check.

Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana: Meet beneficiary number 1 in India’s most backward district
Fri, Sep 21, 2018

Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana rolls out Sunday. The Indian Express goes to Mewat in Haryana for a ground check: how beneficiaries are identified, how health system will change, public and private.

First time, under-five mortality rate same as global average
Wed, Sep 19, 2018

The under-five mortality of the girl child is 2.5 per cent higher (40 deaths per 1,000 live births) than the under-five mortality of the boy child (39 deaths per 1,000 live births).

IJMR edition to draw on Mahatma Gandhi’s life to deliver health messages
Mon, Sep 17, 2018

Started in 1913, the Indian Journal of Medical Research is one of the oldest medical journals in Asia.

Website, helpline for prospective beneficiaries of Ayushman Bharat
Sun, Sep 16, 2018

The website —mera.pmjay.gov.in — and the helpline (14555) are the NHA’s reply to several fake websites promising PMJAY enrolment. Online verification takes off from the common system used by many consumer goods companies of tracing consumers through their mobile numbers.

PM Modi to address Dawoodi Bohra event today
Fri, Sep 14, 2018

This is the second major event organised by the Muslim community that Modi will be participating in. In 2016 he attended the World Islamic Sufi Conference in Vigyan Bhawan.

Cervical and oesophageal cancer down, increase in breast and liver cancer, finds Lancet Oncology study
Thu, Sep 13, 2018

According to the study, the number of lung cancer cases in India in 2016 was 67,000 — 72.2% were men. It is the second most common cancer among men and the incidence is attributed to tobacco use and air pollution.

India bears 32 per cent global burden of respiratory diseases: Global Burden of Disease study
Thu, Sep 13, 2018

About 33.6% of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) (DALYs) could be attributed to ambient air pollution, 25.8% to household air pollution and 21% to smoking.

PM Narendra Modi to launch PMJAY in Jharkhand; 22 states ready
Mon, Sep 10, 2018

PMJAY, announced in the Union Budget this year as the National Health Protection Mission, will provide an annual health cover of Rs 5 lakh to 10.74 crore families.

National nutrition month: PM to hold ‘direct samvad’ with 24 lakh anganwadi, health workers
Sat, Sep 08, 2018

Two ministries — Women and Child Development (WCD) and Health — are currently identifying themes for the conversation and success stories to be showcased before the PM.