July 11 is World Population Day. With a recent UN report saying India is expected to overtake China’s numbers in the next six years
and become the most populous in the world, what is ailing the country’s anti-population drive?
A team from University of New Mexico travelled to India to kick off the first installment of the training. The first batch of 160 officials from four states was trained in ECHO over three days at a hotel in New Delhi.
The Drug Controller General of India has drawn up a proposal to include all implantable medical devices and other high-end equipment under the purview of Section 3 (b) (iv) of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940.
Researchers from Harvard University have now devised a way to deliver insulin through the gut by wrapping it in a coating that resists its breakdown by gastric juices. This could be the first step in delivering insulin in ways other than an injection or via pump.
Before the price cut, the spokesperson said, the company sold about 30-35 lakh units of the drug on average every month. But as the shortage continues, doctors said parents have been forced to break the adult dosage ampule of 40 mg to give the 2mg dose for babies.
Madhya Pradesh showed an interesting paradox — while the sex ratio in the 0-5 years age group went down from 960 in NFHS-3 to 927, the state has consistently recorded a relatively high number of cases.