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95 per cent patients visiting Delhi mohalla clinics happy with the services there, says Arvind Kejriwal
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95 per cent patients visiting Delhi mohalla clinics happy with the services there, says Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal showed a model mohalla clinic and a Delhi government school to his Punjab counterpart Bhagwant Mann, who is on a two-day tour to the city

In a first, drone used to deliver medicines in remote Meghalaya health centre
India

In a first, drone used to deliver medicines in remote Meghalaya health centre

Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said the drone was deployed to deliver medicines to a remote primary health centre in Meghalaya's West Khasi Hils district

With telemedicine, access to proper healthcare will no longer be a problem for the average Indian citizen
India

With telemedicine, access to proper healthcare will no longer be a problem for the average Indian citizen

54 percent of patients think telemedicine is not reliabile, 30 percent aren't comfortable with technology and data privacy is an area of concern along with regulatory approval for LEO-based internet access.

Malik director Mahesh Narayanan to make Hindi film debut with Phantom Hospital
Entertainment

Malik director Mahesh Narayanan to make Hindi film debut with Phantom Hospital

Backed by the new production house of Priti Shahani, Phantom Hospital will be an investigative drama on the Indian healthcare system.

Doctor, three others test positive for Zika virus; total cases in state rise to 23
India

Doctor, three others test positive for Zika virus; total cases in state rise to 23

The new cases were found in Thiruvananthapuram, Coimbatore, Poonathura and Sashtamangalam

Zika virus: Two more test positive in Kerala, taking total infections in state to 21
India

Zika virus: Two more test positive in Kerala, taking total infections in state to 21

Kerlala health minister Veena George urged people to be vigilant as the number of those testing positive for Zika virus has increased in the state

Storytelling and healthcare: How childhood trauma can get in the way of describing symptoms, medical history well
Lifestyle

Storytelling and healthcare: How childhood trauma can get in the way of describing symptoms, medical history well

Every patient is forced to be a storyteller; a health-care professional’s job is to make them an excellent one.

Sexual and reproductive health: ‘Clients even in my ninth month of pregnancy’
India

Sexual and reproductive health: ‘Clients even in my ninth month of pregnancy’

With four miscarriages, an alcoholic husband, and the loss of her factory job, Delhi-based Honey turned to sex work when pregnant a fifth time, and has lived with an STD since

How Jamsetji Tata crafted an unmatched legacy in the 20th century by giving away $102.4 bn to charity
India

How Jamsetji Tata crafted an unmatched legacy in the 20th century by giving away $102.4 bn to charity

Jamsetji Tata news: The total donations made by the Tata group founder were more than the GDPs of Kenya, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka or Luxembourg, whose GDP is much lower than $100 billion

India spent almost Rs 2,386 crore on treatment of oral cancer in 2020, finds study
India

India spent almost Rs 2,386 crore on treatment of oral cancer in 2020, finds study

Over the next ten years, oral cancer is expected to add an additional economic burden of Rs 23,724 crore on India, which accounted for almost a third of the total cases in 2020

Rigid elder-care COVID protocol is prolonging older people's isolation, say family members
Lifestyle

Rigid elder-care COVID protocol is prolonging older people's isolation, say family members

Frustration has set in as families around the country visit their moms and, this Father’s Day weekend, their dads.

COVID-19 pandemic: Unleashing Inspector Raj on health professionals, establishments will demotivate community
India

COVID-19 pandemic: Unleashing Inspector Raj on health professionals, establishments will demotivate community

Unbridled interference in the functioning of a private medical sector entity will lead to corruption and unethical practices

COVID-19 impact: Women employed in India's informal sector report food insecurity, financial and social exclusion
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COVID-19 impact: Women employed in India's informal sector report food insecurity, financial and social exclusion

In India, 94 percent of women are employed in the unorganised sector. While some of these women were able to make ends meet before the first and second wave of the coronavirus, they are now left marooned as 97 percent of India’s households recorded a decline in their total income.

GST Council Meet: Tax on COVID-19 vaccines unchanged; 'black fungus' drug added to import exempt list
Business

GST Council Meet: Tax on COVID-19 vaccines unchanged; 'black fungus' drug added to import exempt list

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, chairing the Council's first meet in nearly eight months on Friday, said the waiver of I-GST will continue on free COVID-19 related supplies imported from abroad till 31 August

Ramdev's digs at modern medicine cause furore, but ugly face of Indian anti-science ideologies is nothing new
India

Ramdev's digs at modern medicine cause furore, but ugly face of Indian anti-science ideologies is nothing new

The problem is more complex than Hindu nationalism or political opportunism—though both play a role

In the grip of second COVID-19 wave, Kolhapur's ASHA workers challenge vaccine hesitancy, misinformation
Lifestyle

In the grip of second COVID-19 wave, Kolhapur's ASHA workers challenge vaccine hesitancy, misinformation

As of 12 May 2021, Kolhapur had reported over 82,763 overall COVID-19 cases, with the number of deceased at 2,840 — a fatality rate of 3.5 percent, the highest in Maharashtra.

With COVID-19 exposing cracks in our healthcare systems, countries must also reorient their climate agenda
World

With COVID-19 exposing cracks in our healthcare systems, countries must also reorient their climate agenda

As health systems near their limit in places like India and Nepal, a resetting of global priorities towards disaster anticipation rather than merely disaster management is required.

COVID-19 deaths in Bareilly: Cemeteries, crematoria report daily stream of bodies, but district officials say only 185 died in 2021
India

COVID-19 deaths in Bareilly: Cemeteries, crematoria report daily stream of bodies, but district officials say only 185 died in 2021

District authorities maintain that a "significant number" of bodies do not originate from the district but are from Kanpur, Kasganj, Uttarakhand, Pilibhit, Badaun, Lucknow, and even Nepal.

For people with psychosocial disabilities and mental illness, medical gaslighting often mars access to healthcare
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For people with psychosocial disabilities and mental illness, medical gaslighting often mars access to healthcare

Often the long-term harm caused by medical gaslighting leads to trauma that needs medical attention.

At Sindh's primary healthcare centres, solar power is helping save the lives of mothers
World

At Sindh's primary healthcare centres, solar power is helping save the lives of mothers

Primary health centres in Sindh face prolonged power outages which can last up to eight hours. Across the country, essential facilities such as hospitals often use diesel-fuelled generators as back-up power supply.