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New forest law would put framers of the colonial act to shame -Anup Sinha

of food to sources of livelihood. Anywhere between 100 million to 300 million people, mostly tribes, live in and around forests. They are poor and undernourished, with little education and access to Healthcare. They depend on the forests for living and livelihoods. They have always lived in harmony within the ecosystem of forests. It was in the late 19th and early 20th centuries that the British began to treat forests as wasteland that could be us

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Universal basic income not a panacea for poverty -Piyush Kamal

ic goods to the maximum number of people, not only to improve their lives but also to increase their capabilities to earn a better livelihood. The access to public goods such as primary education, Health, sanitation, nutrition, and housing to people who cannot afford it provides an equitable opportunity for everyone to improve the overall quality of their life. The Indian version of neoliberal growth borrowed from Washington consensus and propel

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Display information on 7 common antibiotics: Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation -Bindu Shajan Perappadan

-The Hindu CDSCO sends letter to manufacturers Alerted by the Union Health Ministry’s pharmaceutical watchdog, the National Co-ordination Centre of the Pharmacovigilance Programme of India (PvPI), on adverse reactions that were being reported from some commonly-used antibiotics, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has now asked manufacturers to ensure that this information be made available to the general public. C

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India might soon have the most Caesarean births -Aswathi Pacha

-The Hindu Number of caesareans was 17.2% for India during the period from Jan 2015 to Dec 2016 A new study based on the data from the National Family and Health Survey has shown that there is a significant increase in the rate of caesarean births in India. While the WHO recommends the rate of caesarean delivery to be 10-15%, the number was 17.2% for India during the period from Jan 2015 to Dec 2016. This is higher than the rate seen in ric

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Odisha Has Several Good Schemes To Boost Nutrition, But Govt Must Ensure None Is Left Out: Expert

rients and who needs a double dose,” Jamuda said at a recent Agri-Nutrition event here. He said the Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) visits the homes of villagers once a month under the Village Health Nutrition Day (VHND) and attends to pregnant women and lactating mothers to provide iron and folic acid supplements, but the adolescent girls - who are the future mothers - get left out. He outlined that under the National Food Security Act 2013

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How a guerrilla campaign made history by pushing mental Health into Cong, CPM's election manifestos -Tanmoy Goswami

-The Economic Times A campaign called 'Bridge the Care Gap' has been lobbying political parties to commit to the implementation of the Mental Healthcare Act and the National Mental Health Policy On April 2, Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, and other senior Congress leaders unveiled the party's manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections. The Congress website crashed with a huge spike in traffic. Most analyses

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About 85% of Ujjwala beneficiaries in four States still use earthen stoves -Priscilla Jebaraj

f the big successes of the incumbent government, is that most rural households with LPG (liquiefied petroleum gas) connections still use chulhas with firewood or dung cakes, to the detriment of rural Health. Financial reasons A new study from the Research Institute for Compassionate Economics (r.i.c.e) shows that 85% of Ujjwala beneficiaries in rural Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan still use solid fuels for cooking, due to fin

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MPs' Development Funds Unspent = Cost Of Building 100,000 Houses After Cyclone Gaja -Faizi Noor Ahmad

h, Gujarat and Sikkim led the country in utilising their funds, while Goa had the highest percentage (22.54%) left unutilised. Nagaland saw no project recommended or amount sanctioned in the priority Health and family welfare sectors, while Jammu & Kashmir saw only Rs 1.43 lakh sanctioned and Himachal Pradesh, just Rs 5,000. The Members of Parliament (MP) Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) enables parliamentarians to recommend developmental

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To shield patents, firms seek information on generic drug launches -Sushmi Dey

quo; pre-emptively challenge generic drug makers in court for allegedly infringing upon their patents and in turn blocking or delaying the entry of the low cost version of the drug in the market. The Health ministry has vehemently opposed the proposal on grounds that it will not only be “unfair to local drug manufacturers to disclose their product strategy” but also has “the potential to substantially increase More »

Primary care system central to universal Health coverage: WHO

-The Hindu Business Line Affordable quality Healthcare at the community level across age groups is the key to advancing universal Health coverage, the World Health Organisation said on Friday. “A well-functioning primary care system that meets most of a person’s Health needs, throughout the life, is

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