First the good news: life expectancy at birth in India has increased from 57.3 years to 64.2 years for men between 1990 and 2013 and 58.2 years to 68.5 years for women during the same time.
In another indication showing strong support of government for traditional medicine, the tableau by ministry of Ayush that will showcase all forms of traditional medicine.
The much-awaited first of its kind multi-specialty trauma centre at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) is likely to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 25.
Brushing aside opposition to its proposed legislation of allowing midwives to perform abortions, the health ministry has decided to take the draft Medical Termination of Pregnancy Bill to the Cabinet.
All travellers from countries affected by the Ebola epidemic will now have to travel through seven major airports in India.
In a relief to 65 years and above doctors who have gone to study abroad and do not wish to come back to India, the government has decided to issue “No obligation to return to India” (NORI) certificate
According to the World Malaria Report 2014, the number of people dying from malaria has fallen dramatically since 2000 and malaria cases are also steadily declining.
Insecticide spraying has no additional effect in deterring or killing mosquitoes.
Soon, Ayush doctors will be conducting deliveries and performing Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD) insertions too.
Obesity and extreme obesity have the potential to reduce life expectancy by up to 8 years and deprive adults of as much as 19 years of healthy life as a result of Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular di