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Bihar provides dialysis service at half the market rates
Aug 04, 2015 Special camps are being organised in the state at public health facilities where haemo-dialysis sessions are being provided at half the market price.
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Sri Lanka, Bangladesh have beaten India in healthcare: Harpal Singh
May 07, 2014 Harpal Singh, Mentor and Chairman Emeritus of Fortis Healthcare, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, on the sidelines of UN Corporate MDG Conclave held in New Delhi, said that responsibility to society should be integral to working of business. Excerpts from the interview:
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Indian cinema needs a discerning audience: Farooq Sheikh
Jul 03, 2013 Veteran Bollywood actor Farooq Sheikh exhorts people for compelling filmmakers to make meaningful and socially relevant films.
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After Bihar, midday meals make 100 kids sick in South India
Jul 18, 2013 Just two days after 23 children died in Bihar after being served mid day lunch, several other children fell sick in different states after consuming midday meals.
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Medics avoid tribal areas: Maharashtra tells High Court
Jul 04, 2013 A Public Interest Litigation on malnutrition has exposed poor medical coverage in the western Indian state.
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Increased fighting takes toll on healthcare in Afghanistan
Jul 05, 2013 According to health NGO Emergency, war-related admissions to their health facilities are up 42 percent in the first four months of 2013 against the same period last year.
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India launches scheme to provide iron tablets to 13 cr girls
Jul 18, 2013 Iron Deficiency Anaemia is one of the most widespread nutritional deficiency disorder in India, which affects around 58 per cent of the pregnant women.
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Pakistan’s Swat Valley hit by dengue
Oct 15, 2013 Health officials say nearly 8,000 people have tested positive for the virus and that the death toll could be much higher than 22 in Pakhtunkhwa Province.
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Bird flu alert in central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh
Aug 08, 2013 The central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh has directed the veterinary department for immediate action on receiving information about unnatural death of birds.
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Global child deaths from Malaria decline
Apr 28, 2014 Child deaths from malaria have declined from one million in 2008 to under 500,000 thanks to a community of malaria supporters.
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Threat of non-communicable diseases rises in Nepal
Sep 16, 2013 An estimated 50 percent of all deaths in Nepal are caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs) every year.
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Indians living a longer but unhealthy life: study
Jun 26, 2015 According to a new study, ailments including diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases pose an increasing threat to health in India.
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Maternal health in India: Betting big on midwives, ANMs
Apr 13, 2015 According to a top Indian health official citizen participation is the key to reducing maternal mortality rate in the country.
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CGHS clinics now open to all senior citizens in Delhi
Sep 01, 2014 The clinics will be thrown open to all citizens above 65 years of age, signaling an end to the exclusivity of the Central Government Health Services.
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Bangladesh vows to end preventable child deaths by 2035
Jul 26, 2013 Bangladesh is one of 24 countries that have stepped up efforts to bring down neonatal and child mortality to 20 per 1,000 live births.
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Saving newborn lives in India: A look at govt initiatives
Jul 25, 2013 India today accounts for nearly one third of all newborn deaths worldwide but fortunately the Indian govt agrees that saving newborn lives should be a national priority, writes Dr Rajiv Tandon.
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No new polio case in India for 3rd consecutive year
Jan 13, 2014 Polio or infantile paralysis, is a viral, infectious disease which spread from person to person, primarily via the fecal-oral route.
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Velorution for access to health services in India
Oct 29, 2013 Medecins Sans Frontieres , an international NGO, strives to ride on ‘Velorution’ or a cycle revolution to take healthcare services to the ignored sections of society.
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IDSP tracking 864 passengers for Ebola virus in India
Sep 04, 2014 During past 24 hours, 155 passengers from the affected countries have arrived at seven major airports in India.
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Bihar needs integrated solutions like SWASTH: Prakash Kumar of BTAST
Aug 21, 2015 Prakash Kumar, Team Lead, Bihar Technical Assistance Support Team (BTAST), a health sector reform programme in Bihar supported by DFID-UK, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, says that convergence between health, nutrition, and water and sanitation makes sense for Bihar as it is one of the most populous state and optimum use of available resources and holistic planning is necessary for development.BTAST is an initiative of Bihar Government supported by DFID-UK to implement the Sector Wide Approach to Strengthen Health (SWASTH) in Bihar. Excerpts from the interview with Prakash Kumar:
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India needs to hike public spending on health: official
Aug 28, 2014 A minimum of 2.5% of India’s GDP is required to be spent on health for providing a reasonable package of healthcare services.
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India launches new strategy for 'Kala Azar' eradication
Sep 03, 2014 The new strategy involves carrying out active searches for people with symptoms of the disease in the 54 affected districts of the four states
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New health policy to cater to young Indian women: govt
Aug 29, 2014 The new national health policy would address reproductive health, anaemia and numerous other non-communicable diseases.
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Rising prosperity adding to India’s chronic disease woes: James Curran
Jun 24, 2015 Prof James Curran, Dean, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, United States, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, tells how chronic diseases like cancer and diabetes are going to be the major cause of death in India. Excerpts from the interview:
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UN ECOSOC grants ‘Special Consultative Status’ to Indian nonprofit
Sep 02, 2015 The Disease Management Association of India (DMAI) is a not-for-profit organisation that works towards achieving accountable, affordable and accessible healthcare in India.
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Primary health care: The cornerstone for tobacco cessation
Dec 10, 2014 Physicians have an extremely important role to play in tobacco control, write Dr Hayden McRobbie and Dr Rajmohan Panda.
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Indian minister for scientific collection of donated organs
Aug 08, 2014 India’s Health Minister said that Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital will house the first National Organ &Tissue Transplantation Organisation (NOTTO).
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New initiatives worth 500-cr for healthcare in India's Assam
Sep 02, 2013 The government also rolled a dedicated Mother and child tracking telephone based system in the north-eastern state of Assam in India.
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The vicious circle of low birth weight in Pakistan
Sep 02, 2013 Pakistan has the world’s second highest recorded rate in the world (32 percent), surpassed only by Mauritania which has a rate of 34 percent.
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E-Health Point: Transformation of rural health care
Apr 04, 2013 E-Health Points (EHPs) are units that provide rural and peri-urban households across five districts of Punjab with access to clean drinking water, medicines, diagnostic tools, and facilities for efficient and timely healthcare.
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