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Ayushman Bharat Claims Touch Rs 3,077 Crore, Gujarat Tops List -Anoo Bhuyan Until now, no data on Ayushman Bharat had been made available other than in tweets by the National Health Authority. New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government has finally revealed some numbers on its flagship Ayushman Bharat Health insurance scheme in response to a question asked in parliament this session. In spite of having been popularised as the “world’s largest More »

Prudent prescription: on MSME sector

e than 28% of the GDP and about 45% to manufacturing output. It is also a true reflection of economics where people really matter. Providing employment to about 111 million people, the sector’s Health is crucial to the economy’s vitality and society’s well being. An expert committee constituted by the Reserve Bank of India has in this context submitted a substantially germane study on the issues bedevilling MSMEs and made a fairly ex

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AES in Bihar: Poor anganwadi centres failed to deliver

-Down to Earth The state also has the highest case of malnourished children (43.9 per cent) in India Imagine a dilapidated room, with no plaster on the walls and any doors, window panes — this is what an anganwadi centre (AWC) in Bihar’s Talimpur village in East Champaran district looks like. More, the building has neither a toilet, hand washing facility nor drinking water. “I have to carry chairs, utensils and other essentials for making food, charts for teaching

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In Muzaffarpur, AES is a grim reaper that stalks poor children -Ayush Tiwari Affected families have much in common: low social status, low income, poor access to Healthcare, and the non-existent reach of government schemes The countryside in Bihar’s north-western region of Tirhut is in full bloom at this time of the year. One is constantly in the vicinity of mango trees and litchi orchards and a good portion of agricultural land seems fallow. The sun is excessively punishing but it does little to

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New research shows positive association between adolescent pregnancy & under-nutrition among children

that adversely affects well-being and outcomes of both mothers and their children. Latest available data shows that societal norms to consummate the marriage and low level of sexual reproductive Health knowledge, among other factors, compelled almost one-third of Indian women (roughly 31 percent) to give birth by the age of 18 years during 2016. A new study, which has been published recently in the prestigious Lancet Child & Adolescent More »

Cases of Fraud Begin to Emerge as Ayushman Bharat Touches 30 Lakh People Allegations of fraud have been seen in hospitals across Uttarakhand. New Delhi: While the National Health Authority claims that nearly 30 lakh people have already availed the government’s Ayushman Bharat Health insurance scheme, systems to catch and prevent frauds have begun detecting malpractice in its running. Cases of alleged fraud have been seen in hospitals across Uttarakha

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UP, Bihar and Bengal fall on Health index -GS Mudur

-The Telegraph The findings suggest that Health parameters in poorest-performing states have deteriorated over the two-year period Measures of human Health have fallen in eight states, including Bengal, with the steepest incremental drops over a two-year period in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, according to a Health index released on Tuesday by Niti Aayog, the

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Kerala best state on Health parameters, UP worst: NITI Aayog report

-The Indian Express Last year, in February the first round of the Health index was released, which measured the annual and incremental performances of States and UTs for the period 2014-15(base year) to 2015-16 (reference year). Kerala has emerged as the top ranking state in the second Health index launched by NITI Aayog, while Uttar Pradesh is the worst, reported PTI. The More »

India must recognise the right to a minimally decent life -Rajeev Bhargava

t of the day must also be punished for the violation of these basic rights. Three thoughts occur to me in the aftermath of the horrific tragedy in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, where the systemic failure of Health care has killed over a hundred children. First, like the constitutional principle of a basic structure, it is time to articulate an equally robust doctrine of basic rights. Second, these basic rights must be viewed primarily as positive, rights not

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Amid growing crisis, Madhya Pradesh may become first state to introduce Right to Water Act -Ravish Kumar

into Hall on June 24. People from across the country including Water Minister Rajender Singh and law expert Sanjay Upadhyaya are being called to attend the seminar. According to the state's Public Health Minister Sukhdev Pensay, "Madhya Pradesh will be the first state in the country where Right to Water will be enacted." In India, Right to Water is a part of the Right to Life ensured under Article 21 of the Indian constitution. Earl

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