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By GovernanceToday
In Environment & Ecology
Apr 2nd, 2018
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  Government Launches Biodegradable Sanitary Napkins, Priced at Rs 2.50 Per Pad (Archana Sherry)   Realising  PM Modi’s vision of Affordable Healthcare S+S+S = Enables Women (Suvidha) increase Hygiene (Swasthya) without harming Nature (Swachhta)   A very good news for the people from the Government! On the eve of International Women’s Day, the Governmen...
By GovernanceToday
In Health
Jul 11th, 2016
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Government needs to change its role when it comes to healthcare delivery For a long time now, there has been intense debate in India about the extent of role the government should play  in providing essential services to citizens. The right wing economists have long argued for the government to withdraw from services, and consolidate its position as provider of infrast...
By Ramesh Raja
In Health
Apr 4th, 2016
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To tackle the menace of TB, the Government must ensure access to quality, affordable diagnosis and treatment, regardless of where an individual seeks care The prevalence of tuberculosis (TB), one of the world’s deadliest diseases, has been a major health concern of India for centuries. It is second only to HIV/AIDS as the greatest killer worldwide due to a single infec...
By Ramesh Raja
In Health
Mar 7th, 2016
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In spite of surge in institutional deliveries, the number of children in India being breastfed in the first hour of birth is less than half. In fact, India ranks lowest among South Asian countries, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in breastfeeding practices, with only 44 per cent women being able to breastfeed their babies within one hour of delivery. Th...
By Lekshmi Parmeswaran
In Health
Mar 7th, 2016
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The increase in the microcephaly cases has made Zika the most dreaded virus to surface in the present times Who would have ever thought that a normal viral infection like any other would one day turn out to be a disaster of the gravest order? For countries across the world battling the dreaded Zika virus, there is nothing but uncertainty writ all over. First discovered...
By Ramesh Raja
In Health
Feb 8th, 2016
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Besides discouraging smoking – active as well as passive, greater alertness and awareness is required to diagnose the disease in time Lung cancer is the leadng cause of cancer-related deaths across the world, characterized by low survival rates and aggressive malignancies. While the disease was considered uncommon in India till the last decade, its numbers have risen a...
By GovernanceToday
In Health
Jan 5th, 2016
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Banning surrogacy for foreign nationals will affect Indian medical fraternity Family is the primary unit of the society. Surrogacy helps build families.   Today, infertility is recognized as a disease even by World Health Organization (WHO). Artificial Reproductive Technology (ART) has been recognized as field of medicine and thus under the aegis of such techniques, su...
By Praveen Raman
In Health
Dec 11th, 2015
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Because of poverty and lack of awareness, majority of rural women do not use sanitary napkins and are vulnerable to many diseases Abha Ekka, a student of sociology at the Ranchi University, till recently adheres to the belief that menstruation is ‘dirty’ and would avoid going to schools. But her thoughts changed when she moved to the capital city of Jharkhand some two ...
By Lekshmi Parmeswaran
In Health
Dec 11th, 2015
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India’s relations with traditional me India’s relations with traditional medicines date back to 3000 B.C when Ayurveda first found mention in the oral traditions. Later on Atharva Veda dealt with some aspects of this system. But it was only after the compilation of Susruta Samhita and Charaka Samhita that Ayurveda finally got its scientific form and in Susruta’s words,...
By Lekshmi Parmeswaran
In Health
Dec 11th, 2015
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In a country where 22 per cent of population lives under BPL, the public healthcare system is facing shortage of funds & doctors Another front and this time the Mahatma Gandhi was once quoted saying “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver”. The current situation of healthcare in India is anathema to the Gandhian ideals and the country ha...