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India below Sudan on Healthcare access -GS Mudur

-The Telegraph New Delhi: A study has ranked India 145 among 195 countries and lower than China, Bangladesh and Sudan on Health care access and quality, measured through their capacities to prevent premature deaths from 32 diseases. The study by an international consortium of researchers has revealed India's gains over time but widening gap between best and worst scores within the country, a finding that public More »

Okhla landfill fire smoulders, leaves many sick

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: Toxic smoke from a blaze at the Okhla landfill is causing Health problems among local residents and patient parties at the ESI hospital that is almost bordering the site. The situation was so bad on Tuesday that some drivers at a nearby DTC bus depot complained of sickness. Though the operations were not affected, residents said the efforts to check the smoke from spreading into the neighbouring colonies was unsu

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Promises alone cannot improve people's Health; government should know that -Kundan Pandey

-Down to Earth Now, government has promised ‘world’s largest Health scheme’ whose implementation is not possible, at least in 2018. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) used the phrase ‘quality Health for all’ in its manifesto when Narendra Modi was pushing for his prime ministerial candidature in 2014. It gave hope to many who were campa

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India 145th among 195 countries in Healthcare access, quality

-PTI NEW DELHI: India ranks 145th among 195 countries in terms of quality and accessibility of Healthcare, behind its neighbours like China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan, according to a Lancet study. The Global Burden of Disease study, however, mentioned that India has seen improvements in Healthcare access and quality since 1990. In 2016, India's Health<

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9 killed in Sterlite protests, Tamil Nadu CM says police had to take action under 'unavoidable circumstances'

reds of protesters marching against a copper smelting plant tried to attack the district collector’s office, said officials. Protesters who blame the Vedanta group’s Sterlite plant for Health problems and depleting water allegedly set vehicles on fire and stoned policemen in Toothukudi, which was formerly known as Tuticorin. News agency IANS reports an agitation against the factory started 100 days ago and took a violent turn after prot

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Rice innovator-farmer unable to pay medical bills -Bhavika Jain

s also on Forbes’ list of “seven most powerful rural Indian entrepreneurs whose inventions are changing lives across India” in 2010. Khobragade suffered a stroke 3 years ago and his Health began deteriorating a few months ago. His son Mitrajit told TOI from Nanded that for the past two years, his father has been on ayurvedic treatment offered free or at minimal cost by a local village doctor. “His More »

The Invisible Majority -Vedeika Shekhar

ants are more likely to be paid less than male migrants and non-migrant women. In addition to low pay and inhuman working conditions, low-skilled women migrants often get work that is saddled with Health hazards. According to a study by Cividep, garment workers in Bengaluru, comprising 90 per cent women migrants, often suffer from “respiratory illness, tuberculosis, ergonomic problems like back pain, mental More »

Close to a quarter of households in 13 states have faced corruption in 2018, shows a recent study

of the nine public services has almost halved - from 52 percent in 2005 to 27 percent in 2018. The public services which have been availed between 2005 and 2018 are: Public Distribution System (PDS), Health/ Hospital, School Education, Electricity, Water Supply, Housing/ Land Records, Police, Banking Services and Judiciary. In the last 13 years, the proportion of households (rural and urban combined) experiencing corruption pertaining to Police, H

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75% households feel corruption went up, 27% say paid bribe: Study

Karantaka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Bengal. The report covered 11 public services -- public distribution system (PDS), electricity, Health, school education, water supply , banking services, police, judicial services, land/housing and transport and Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS, only rural). The study by CMS, a not-for-profit, multi-disciplinary

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Doctors seek changes to sex test rules -GS Mudur

ving access to ultrasound scans in rural areas while curbing their misuse for illegal prenatal sex selection was a "serious challenge". Without pocus, doctors in government-run community Health centres are forced to refer patients whom they could have themselves diagnosed and treated to private clinics with ultrasound scans or district hospitals, leading to delays in diagnosis and possibly additional costs. Doctors say that pocus can b

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