168 of 326 non-coronavirus deaths till 9 May were suicides, finds report: COVID-19 lockdown may cost us dearer than economy, warn psychiatrists
Suicide is reportedly the second leading cause of non-coronavirus deaths in India during the lockdown, according to the data compiled by a journalist
Coronavirus Outbreak Highlights: Mumbai Police registers fourth COVID-19 death as samples of ASI who died on 8 May test positive
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: The samples of an assistant sub inspector attached to Vinoba Bhave Nagar police station in Mumbai who died on Friday have tested positive for novel coronavirus.
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Maharashtra reports 1,089 new COVID-19 cases across state, 748 in Mumbai; total infections at 19,063
Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said that the state government had no plan to deploy the army in Mumbai, which is one of the worst-hit cities by coronavirus.
Coronavirus lockdown: Despondency in adults can quickly spread to their children in times like these, warns child psychiatrist
The mix of information and misinformation, and exaggerated fears of the situation, result in symptoms of anxiety of various kinds depending on the age of the child, warns child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr Amit Sen.
Coronavirus Lockdown: 'No dignity in living like this, it is humiliating', migrant workers from Uttar Pradesh on why they want to leave Mumbai
Hundreds of such migrant workers in Mumbai walked in the blistering heat along the eastern express highway with their belongings on their head.
India isn't flattening the COVID-19 curve; Health ministry must stop making this claim, test more, raise healthcare capacity
So, is India "flattening the curve" with COVID-19 cases? The short answer is NO. While the stringent containment measures implemented by the central government have certainly slowed down the growth of COVID-19 during the lockdown but is that growth rate manageable by our health care systems? The answer is no.
Despite Maharashtra lockdown, labourers rushing to leave Mumbai, Pune in jampacked buses face coronavirus threat
There are a total of about 250 buses – government and private – coming in to Maharashtra's Latur everyday from Mumbai and Pune. A government bus has a capacity of seating 60, while private buses can accommodate up to 150 passengers. Even if one goes by the conservative estimate of 60 people per bus, it means 15,000 people per day are travelling in a jam packed vehicle.
Profiteering from pain? As Centre relaxes opioid laws, country's cash-fed healthcare system may be ripe for misuse
As India flirts with liberalising access to painkillers, government surveys show addiction to prescription opioids is on the rise.
Govt aims to raise health expenditure to 2.5% of GDP by 2025, health minister Harsh Vardhan tells Rajya Sabha
Health Minister Harsh Vardhan informed the Rajya Sabha that the National Health Policy 2017 envisages increasing the public health expenditure to 2.5 percent of the GDP by 2025
The world is moving towards universal health coverage programs & 2018 saw early signs of India's own.
Kerala was faced with another potential health crisis post-floods — it has the highest number (5 million) of diabetes and hypertension patients in India. Many chronic patients had been left homeless, without access to their daily, critical dose of medicines.
PMJAY scheme has impressive list of benefits, but 'flawed model', lack of funds have medical experts sceptical
According to an expert from TISS, the low 2018-19 budget for PMJAY was the fundamental flaw with the health insurance scheme under Ayushman Bharat.
'Worst when compared to other social groups': First ever report on tribal health flags dismal condition of ST communities
The tribal health report said geographical isolation, poor implementation of policies and lack of adequate resources were responsible for the poor health status of the community.
For success of India's healthcare schemes, proper training, support for anganwadi workers and other frontline staff is vital
Anganwadi workers and ASHAs form the frontline of India’s war against malnutrition, but they are often poorly trained, ill-paid and provided little support.
Uttar Pradesh: Officials seal Astha Nursing Home in Shamli district after unqualified doctors found performing surgery
A team of doctors from the Uttar Pradesh health department led by Deputy Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Ashok Tanda raided 'Astha Nursing Home'
In low-income households, a mobile voice message service is working to reduce maternal, infant mortality
They have also been running the ‘Infant and Young Children Feeding’ Programme for the hospital as well as giving family planning counselling on hospitals’ request.
India records 22% reduction in maternal mortality ratio since 2013; Uttar Pradesh tops chart with 30% decline
India has registered a significant decline in Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) recording a 22 percent reduction in such deaths since 2013, according to the Sample Registration System (SRS) bulletin
Lancet study ranks India 145th among 195 countries in healthcare access, quality; Assam, UP score lowest in states
It said that Goa and Kerala had the highest scores in 2016, each exceeding 60 points, whereas Assam and Uttar Pradesh had the lowest, each below 40.
Max Hospital in Shalimar Bagh loses license: Delhi government's excessive action does more harm than good
Whether Max Hospital's error of declaring a baby dead while he was still alive warrants closing down the facility is open to debate. The action against could be excessively harsh.
According to the newly proposed draft national pharmaceutical policy, the government plans to cap trade margins to make drugs cheaper, replace brand names with names of salts or generic drugs, clamp down on unfair marketing practices and give a boost to local manufacturing to reduce dependence on imports.