Health

By GovernanceToday
In Environment & Ecology
Mar 29th, 2018
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  D Y I N G    W A T E R    B O D I E S  I S   A   S U I C I D A L   T R E N D    We have always looked up rivers as sources of water and inevitable human life on earth. Undoubtedly, almost all ancient civilizations flourished around rivers and so named accordingly. In reference to Indian Sub-continent, its physical feature is quite undulating. In fact, the wisdom...
By GovernanceToday
In Editorial
Jan 20th, 2018
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When I have started writing this editorial, I am in the anguish of the Uttar Pradesh incident. Every child is important for the country.The angst of parents could not sum up in a word like the pain of the nation as well in words. We all know the nation has lost would – be engineers, doctors, entrepreneurs, scientist, bureaucrats and politician etc. every year eit...
By Ritika Bisht
In Governance Watch
May 2nd, 2016
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A latest report by Nasscom has revealed that the Indian healthcare IT market now stands at USD 1 billion (about Rs 6,650 crore) and is likely to grow about 1.5 times by 2020. The report revealed within the market, the healthcare software segment generated revenues of USD 96.8 million in 2014 and is likely to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11 percent ...
By Ritika Bisht
In Governance Watch
Apr 15th, 2016
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The Delhi government has banned sale, purchase and storage of all forms of chewable tobacco, including gutka, pan masala, khaini and zarda in the city for one year. The Department of Food Safety has issued a notification that stated unpackaged products of chewable tobacco, too, are covered under the ambit of the ban. “The manufacture, storage, distribution, or sa...
By Ramesh Raja
In Governance Watch
Apr 11th, 2016
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As part of its efforts to raise awareness about diabetes and the need for regular preventive checkups, leading Indian medical start-up Diabetacare recently conducted a day-long mega health event, where its nurses and nutritionists screened over 1,500 government officials and employees. The event was organized at Vidhan Soudha Banquet Hall to mark the World Health Day. ...
By Ritika Bisht
In Governance Watch
Apr 6th, 2016
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Google India in partnership with Apollo Hospitals has introduced a new feature on search that shows disease information in a card-like format right on top of results.The feature, which has been live in the US for the past year, was launched in Brazil two weeks back. India is the third country to get it. Google says the India content has data for over 400 diseases and t...
By Ritika Bisht
In Governance Watch
Apr 1st, 2016
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With the aim to cure severe diarrhea among children, the Health Ministry has launched Rota Virus Vaccine which will be available free of cost at public healthcare facilities, initially in four states. Health Minister J.P. Nadda said, “This is not a routine programme. This Rota virus launch sets the goal in the field of Indian health system. By launching this, we aim to...
By Ritika Bisht
In Governance Watch
Mar 14th, 2016
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The Health Ministry has banned 344 fixed drug combinations effective immediately. The banned list includes several common cough syrup solutions, analgesics and antibiotic combinations. The ban follows recommendations of an expert committee formed to examine the efficacy of these drug combinations. The list of banned drugs includes Nimesulide, which had been a cause of ...
By Ramesh Raja
In Governance Watch
Mar 4th, 2016
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The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has welcomed the Delhi government’s move that has directed all schools to sensitize students and parents about the ill-effects of foods high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) through morning assembly, teacher interactive periods, parent-teacher meetings and school activities. The state’s Directorate of Education rece...
By Ritika Bisht
In Governance Watch
Mar 2nd, 2016
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A recent study has provided first evidence that Zika virus might lead to severe neurological disorder called Guillain-Barré syndrome that causes muscle weakness and breathing problems requiring intensive care. It is a rare response to infection, which sees the immune system attacking peripheral nerves. The study was carried out using blood samples from 42 patients who ...