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Extending National Health Protection 21.4.2018 Hindu: Open Page
The uninsured masses in rural India need the coverage more than any other segment of the population
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ORDI appeals to state governments to implement rare disease policy 21.4.2018 General News
Organisation for Rare Disease India (ORDI), a non-profit patient association focusing on improving the health of patients with rare diseases, has taken the initiative to appeal to the state governments to implement individual state rare disease policies as per directions of the national rare disease policy.The organisation has written letters to the health secretaries, health ministers, chief secretaries and chief ministers of all the 29 states emphasising on the need to expedite the process of providing treatment to rare disease patients by implementing a rare disease policy.Commenting on rare diseases as a health issue, Prasanna Shirol (Co-Founder & Executive Director, ORDI) said, "Rare diseases are becoming a serious public health challenge. They are often acute and severe and hamper the patients' daily lives. Majority of the patients suffering from rare diseases are children and they are losing their lives due to various challenges which include delayed diagnosis.""Moreover, ..
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CORRECTED: China's Fosun becomes fourth suitor for troubled Fortis 20.4.2018 General News
(Corrects Fortis' PE ratio to 36.55 from 484 and that of Apollo to 39.52 from 72 in paragraph 16 in story from April 18)
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Union health ministry to name hospitals which do not perform well 20.4.2018 DNA: Money
The Union Health Ministry has decided to name those facilities which are not up to the mark on various parameters, including sanitation, waste management and infection control under its 'Kayakalp' initiative. The ministry, to fix accountability at various levels, will declare names of hospitals to which patients have not given positive feedback through its Mera Aspataal (My Hospital) app. The Mera Aspataal initiative, which aims at empowering patients by seeking their views on the quality of experience in a public healthcare facility, was launched in August 2016. Patient satisfaction is the ultimate test for assessing the quality of services, provided by a healthcare facility under this initiative. "From next year, we will not only name and award hospitals which perform very well under the Kayakalp initiative but will also name those health facilities which will not perform up to the mark on various parameters, including sanitation, waste management and infection control," Union Health Minister J P Nadda ...
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Shri J P Nadda gives away Kayakalp awards to felicitate 19.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
“Kayakalp has been instrumental in inculcating a sense of ‘ownership’ amongst all stake holders. This sense of ‘ownership’ has translated into “commitment for Swachhta.’’ This was stated by Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfareduring the national felicitation ceremony of Kayakalp awardees (2017-18) for their work in maintaining high standards of sanitation and hygiene in public health facilities, here today.
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Health ministry to name hospitals which do not perform under Kayakalp 19.4.2018 General News
Acting tough, the Health Ministry has decided to name from next year onwards those health facilities which are not up to the mark on various parameters, including sanitation, waste management and infection control under its 'Kayakalp' initiative. Also, to fix accountability at various levels, the ministry will declare names of hospitals to which patients have not given positive feedback through its Mera Aspataal (My Hospital) app. The Mera Aspataal initiative, which aims at empowering patients by seeking their views on quality of experience in a public healthcare facility, was launched in August 2016. Patient satisfaction is the ultimate test for assessing quality of services, provided by a healthcare facility under this initiative. "From next year, we will not only name and award hospitals which perform very well under the Kayakalp initiative but will also name those health facilities which will not perform up to the mark on various parameters, including sanitation, waste management
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India’s new plastic management rules go soft on industry, betray environment 19.4.2018 Citizen Matters
India generates around 25,940 tonnes of plastic waste every day, but the amended rules for its management provide no road map towards reduction. If anything, it only gives the FMCG industry cause for cheer, say environmentalists. »
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GHS refutes 'pushing redundant vaccine' allegations 19.4.2018 General News
Public health communications firm GHS today refuted RSS affiliate SJM's allegation it was pushing redundant vaccines in India, saying it works to raise awareness about some of the pressing public health challenges. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this week, Swadeshi Jagaran Manch (SJM) co-convener Ashwani Mahajan claimed that Global Health Strategies (GHS) was pushing globally-redundant vaccines into India and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was funding the firm in doing that. "We strongly reject false claims that GHS is 'pushing for redundant vaccines'. The government of India makes independent decisions on the introduction of new vaccines based on the recommendations of senior scientists on the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation," GHS said in a statement. It is, therefore, incorrect to imply GHS would influence these decisions, the firm said. GHS said it works on various public health challenges with technical inputs from independent experts .
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Balram Bhargava takes charge as DG of ICMR 18.4.2018 General News
AIIMS professor Balram Bhargava has assumed the charges as the Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Secretary of the Department of Health Research (DHR), an official release said. According to an order issued by the Personnel Ministry, Bhargava, a professor of cardiology at the premier institute, has been appointed to the post for a period of three years or until attainment of the age of 60 years. A leading figure in biomedical innovations, public health and medical research, Bharagava was honoured with the Padma Shri, for his contributions in the field of medicine. He founded the Stanford India Bio-design Centre, now School of International Biodesign, which has trained several young innovators in medical technology innovation and has made contributions to Start Up India'' and Skill India programmes, the release said. He also has also developed indigenous low-cost coronary stents and has founded the Society for Less Investigative Medicine (SLIM), it
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Over 95 pc of world's population breaths unhealthy air: report 18.4.2018 General News
Over 95 per cent of the world's population breathe unsafe air, with India and China together contributing to over half of the global deaths due to pollution caused by small particulate matter, according to a report. The research found that the burden of pollution is falling hardest on the poorest communities, with the gap between the most polluted and least polluted countries rising rapidly. While cities expose billions to unsafe air, people in rural areas face increased indoor air pollution caused by burning solid fuels. One in three people worldwide face the double whammy of unsafe air both indoors and out, the 'State of Global Air Report' found. Researchers from the Health Effects Institute (HEI) in the US used estimated the numbers of people exposed to air polluted above the levels deemed safe by the World Health Organisation using new satellite data. This exposure has made air pollution the greatest environmental health risk and the fourth highest cause of death globally, after ..
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China's Fosun becomes fourth suitor for troubled Fortis 18.4.2018 Reuters: Top News
(Reuters) - Cash-strapped Fortis Healthcare Ltd said Fosun International Ltd has offered to invest up to $350 million, making the Chinese firm the fourth suitor aiming to tap soaring demand for private healthcare in India.
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Over 95% of world's population breathing unhealthy air 18.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
More than 95 per cent of the world's population is breathing unhealthy air, with India and China jointly contributing to over 50 per cent of global deaths attributed to pollution, a new report has found.
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China's Fosun becomes fourth suitor for India's troubled Fortis 18.4.2018 Reuters: Money News
(Reuters) - India's cash-strapped Fortis Healthcare Ltd said Fosun International Ltd has offered to invest up to $350 million, making the Chinese conglomerate the fourth suitor aiming to benefit from a government push for better ...
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AstraZeneca to invest $90 mn in India over next 5 years 18.4.2018 Latest News
The announcement follows signing of a bilateral innovation partnership for a sustainable future between Sweden and India, AstraZeneca said in a statement on Tuesday
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Puducherry surpasses India's performance on most health indicators: Report 15.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Part of Puducherry's success is due to its small population- 1.24 million people
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India's child stunting can't be stopped unless poverty kept in check 15.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
A market economy is not efficient in dealing with problems like child stunting
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Scientists march in Delhi against propagation of 'unscientific ideas' 15.4.2018 General News
Scientists marched in the national capital today against "concerted efforts by some interest groups" to undermine science and to send a message that the propagation of "unscientific ideas" should be stopped. The 'March for Science' organised in Delhi was a part of a larger programme across the world to rally science supporters to defend the formation of evidence-based policy decisions. The march began at Mandi House and concluded at Parliament Street. A similar march was organised by scientists last year. "In India concerted efforts by some interest groups to undermine science continue unabated. Unscientific and superstitious beliefs are being propagated at an accelerate rate," the organising committee behind the march said in an appeal. The march comes in the backdrop of criticism by science supporters that more thrust was being given to claims made without enough validation. For instance, at the Indian Science Congress in 2015, a claim was made that ancient India had inter-planetary
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Jacking cigarette price by 50% will save millions in India: study 14.4.2018 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
A 50% jump in cigarette prices can lead to saving of 45 million years of life in India, a group of economists and public health researchers has claimed. Studying the cigarette consumption pattern of 490 million men in 13 middle income countries, including India, they found  that  Indians with low incomes  would  not only gain many extra years to live from a steep rise in cigarette price but also be saved from catastrophic health consequences that generally lead to very high out-of-pocket expenditure. Based on the current pattern, smoking will be responsible for about one billion deaths in
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50% jump in cigarette prices proposed to save millions in India 13.4.2018 Deccan Herald - National
A 50% jump in cigarette prices can lead to saving 45 million years of life in India, a group of economists and public health researchers has claimed. Studying the cigarette consumption pattern of 490 million men in 13 middle-income countries, including India, they found that Indians on low incomes would not only gain many extra years to live from a steep rise in cigarette price but they also were saved from catastrophic health consequences that generally lead to very high expenditure. Based on the current pattern, smoking will be responsible for about one billion deaths in the 21st century, most of which will be in low and middle-income countries such as India. Effective tobacco control, they argued, could avoid hundreds of millions of early deaths, and tobacco taxation is the single most effective measure to increase quit rates and deter young people from taking up smoking. A sharp rise in excise duty on cigarettes is also crucial because of the changing pattern of tobacco smoking in India. A 2016 ...
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Punjab model to cure hepatitis C infection 13.4.2018 General News
A decentralised care and the provision of free direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) can produce high rates of cure among people with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, according to a large-scale study conducted in India. The research, presented today at The International Liver Congress in Paris, France, validated the efficacy and safety of generic all-oral DAA regimens delivered using a decentralised algorithm-based public health model. "We have shown in our study that it is possible to cure more than 90 per cent of individuals with HCV infection in a highly dispersed population using well-trained teams in government medical colleges and district hospitals, and widely available DAAs," said Professor Radha Krishan Dhiman from the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh. "We believe the Punjab Model could be applied to many different populations with the aim of eliminating HCV," Dhiman said. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection represents a major healthcare .
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