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Oct 13, 2018
India eyes biggest Zika outbreak with 50 confirmed cases in Jaipur; teams deployed to carry out fogging, anti-larvae treatmentThe state government has been provided information to create awareness about Zika virus.
Oct 10, 2018
World Mental Health Day 2018: IRDAI must define illness for insurers; lack of clarity, policy is pushing India towards crisisDespite a circular issued in August asking health insurance providers to cover mental health problems with immediate effect, there's not a single policy in the market that covers mental healthcare. In fact, most policies continue to have clauses that exclude diseases like schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s.
Oct 04, 2018
Health ministry says surveillance against Polio virus Type 2 enhanced in UP, Maharashtra, Telangana after traces of virus found in statesThe Health Ministry on Wednesday said surveillance has been enhanced in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Telangana after traces of Polio Virus Type 2 were found in some batches of oral polio vaccine, and asserted that the country must continue to remain polio-free.
Oct 03, 2018
Startup Naturevibe Botanicals enters Indian market after US launch; plans global expansion soonWith Naturevibe Botanicals, Chokhani's aim was to launch foods that do not contain preservatives and he decided to launch it in the US in 2017.
Oct 02, 2018
4 years of Swachh Bharat: WHO lauds Narendra Modi government, but study warns against mismanagement of wasteMarking the celebrations of Gandgi Jayanti, a day that coincides with the launch of India's Swachh Bharat Mission, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that even after 70 years of independence, Mahatma Gandhi's dream of a clean India remained unfulfilled and claimed that his government had covered significant ground but needed to do more.
Sep 27, 2018
Tackling tuberculosis a high priority for governments worldwide at UN summitLike HIV, tuberculosis remains highly stigmatized, preventing some sufferers from seeking treatment.
Sep 26, 2018
President gives nod to ordinance disbanding Medical Council of India; interim board to take over defunct bodyThe Centre took to the ordinance route as it failed to get the National Medical Commission Bill passed in the Monsoon Session of Parliament this year despite it being listed.
Sep 25, 2018
India among countries with lowest spending on healthcare, education; underinvesting risks future economic growthIndia has the second-lowest education score amongst its South Asian counterparts, slightly ahead of Afghanistan.
Sep 22, 2018
Ayushman Bharat could be India's Big Bang moment in healthcare, but addressal of OPD care issues remains a keyBy giving up to ₹5 lakh health insurance coverage to 10.7 crore families, the government is bringing healthcare to the poorest of the country, and if realised, it promises a revolution
Sep 19, 2018
Tuberculosis continues to be the world's deadliest infection, WHO report saysTen countries account for 80 percent of this gap with India, Indonesia and Nigeria topping the list.