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Cash rewards for good TB doctors -GS Mudur

g monetary incentives to private doctors who provide correct treatment to patients with tuberculosis and financial and nutritional support to patients under new strategies to eliminate TB as a public Health problem by 2025. The Union Health ministry's "national strategic plan for tuberculosis elimination 2017-2025" also seeks to enhance investments in diagnostic tools and treatment to help cut

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Is Aadhaar set to become the primary ID? -Tina Edwin

-18 Budget speech on February 1, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that steps would be taken to link individual demat accounts with Aadhaar. He had also stated that Aadhaar-based smart cards with Health details would be introduced for senior citizens. A beginning was to be made with a pilot in 15 districts during 2017-18. The government has also said that it would encourage banks to introduce 20 lakh Aadhaar-based point-of-sale (POS) terminals

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India slips in human development index

o;s top three countries in HDI are Norway (0.949), Australia (0.939) and Switzerland (0.939). The HDI is a measure for assessing progress in three basic dimensions of human development: a long and Healthy life, access to knowledge, and access to a decent standard of living. Public Health spending The report says 1.5 million people worldwide still live in multidimensional poverty, 54% of them concen

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Laggard in human index

: A UN report released today has ranked India 131 out of 188 countries worldwide on human development and has cited figures suggesting that about half of India's people face deprivation in education, Health and living standards. Inequality, multidimensional poverty and gender gaps appear to be factors holding back India's progress on the human development index (HDI), a measure linked to progress towards a long, More »

India ranks a low 122 among world's happiest countries; Pakistan, Nepal fare better

he top spot for three out of the past four years. India comes in on the 122nd spot, down from 118 in the 2013-2015 report, which maps happiness on the parameters of GDP per capita, social support, Healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, generosity and perceptions of corruption. Nations such as China (79), Pakistan (80), Nepal (99), Bangladesh (110), Iraq (117) and Sri Lanka (120) fared better than India on the ranking. The repo

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Why India Needs MNREGA: Evidence From Gujarat -Udayan Rathore

conomy, as villages are now able to cultivate and market a variety of food crops, leading to higher incomes and diet diversity. In addition, these roads have cut down travel time, improving access to Health centres and facilitating cultural integration in the region. The rural road constructed under MNREGA connects villages of Chhodavani and Moti Kadai, for instance, cutting the distance between them from nine km to three km. A similar rural road netw

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India ranks 131 on Human Development Index, Norway No.1 -Elizabeth Roche India’s Human Development Index score falls 27 % due to regional disparities in education, Health parameters and living standards within the country New Delhi: India’s human development index (HDI) ranking for 2015 puts Asia’s third largest economy among a group of countries classed as “medium” in the list as opposed to “low” in the 1990s, thanks to factors like an increase in life expect

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National Health Policy 2017 The primary aim of the National Health Policy, 2017, is to inform, clarify, strengthen and prioritize the role of the Government in shaping Health systems in all its dimensions -- investments in Health, organization of Healthcare services, prevention of diseases and promotion of good More »

Framing the right prescription for Health expenditure -Saachi Bhalla & Nachiket Mor

-The Hindu Strategic shifts are needed in the level of government control on the financing and provision of Health India spends close to 5% of its GDP on Health. While this may appear low when compared to 18% of the U.S., data show that Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries spend 8-11%, middle-income countries close to 6%, and India’s peers, the lower-middle-i

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MGNREGA lesson for universal basic income: Once introduced, there's no going back -Aurodeep Nandi

ends roughly 5% of its GDP every year on centrally sponsored schemes—some of which are operating pretty much on default; and some dating back to pre-independence (evidently the ‘Livestock Health and Disease Control’ scheme is four years shy of completing a century!). Incidentally, 5% of GDP is greater than our overall fiscal deficit of 3.2%, and almost three times of what the government spends on infrastructure-related expenditure. A

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