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India accounts for 75 per cent of air pollution deaths: WHO

Citing that air pollution is the world’s biggest environmental health risk, killing nearly eight lakh people annually in the Southeast Asian Region, the latest WHO report has revealed that India alone

Medipark to help cut cost of medical devices

India’s dream to produce low-cost diagnostic devices may soon become a reality, with the proposal to set up a Medipark that will provide infrastructure support for the promotion of medical equipment l

Medical device law set to cut treatment cost

In a further boost to Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi’s dream “Make in India” project, a new law that will encourage manufacturing of medical devices indigenously is in the making.

Childhood diarrhoea still a concern

In a startling revelation, international experts have found that the number of cases of childhood diarrhoea attributable to pathogens (bacteria, parasites, viruses or other infections) may be nearly t

Ministry to brief PMO on rehabilitation steps

Almost a year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Rs 80,000 crore package for Jammu and Kashmir, there is finally some headway in creating a safe and high quality healthcare environment in th

‘India performing abysmally low’

The first global analysis assessing countries on Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) health performance had found India performing abysmally low, ranking 143rd out of 188 countries for health related

Under-5 mortality rate falls by 4 points

Significant fall in 15 states; only Kerala registers an increase by 1 point.

PM Modi celebrates birthday with mother, divyangs

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the distribution tricycle to Divyang on occasion of his 67th birthday celebration in Navsari. (Photo: PTI)

New body for National Health Policy deliberations

Almost two years after the government came out with the first draft of the National Health Policy 2015, there seems to be some headway on the proposed policy.

Panel to study if virus linked to Delhi deaths

Given the furore created in the capital over dengue and chikungunya deaths, a “death review committee” has been constituted to see if the virus could be linked to deaths.

The social media is aflame with elated stories, tall stories really, about India’s retaliation for Uri by turning off the spigot of the three western rivers of the Indus basin that flow unhindered int

The nation state is often a litany of the same mechanical rituals, where the same clichés are repeated by politicians, year after year. Gandhi Jayanti is one such event.