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The Next Government Can Tackle Jobs, Health And Farm Crises

Since the pre-election code of conduct is now in force governments cannot announce new policies. Yet elections often provide the opportunity for the rest of us to think about new directions for the country. I’ll take this opportunity to suggest a small selection of economic policy directions which cry out to be adopted, and to…

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Centre Notifies New Rules For Drugs, Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are experiments or observations done in clinical research. Such prospective biomedical or behavioral research studies on human participants are designed; to answer specific questions about biomedical or behavioral interventions; including new treatments (such as novel vaccines, drugs, dietary choices, dietary supplements, and medical devices); and known interventions that warrant further study and comparison.…

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Study Charts Cesarean Delivery Trends In India

Had India fallen prey to the epidemic of cesarean currently affecting many countries in the world? Thanks to the data issued from the latest National Family and Health Survey, Christophe Z. Guilmoto and Alexandre Dumont, both IRD researchers, have been able to chart some of the main trends and differentials. What do we know about…

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Genes2Me- Bringing New Healthcare Paradigm with Genomics

Genes2Me, India’s first diagnostic chain to bridge clinical diagnostics with genomics has reinvigorated the preventive healthcare sector in the country. Genes2Me has evolved as a game changer in the field of molecular testing by yielding health statistics of today and suitable lifestyle guidance for a healthy tomorrow in India. With a vision to transform genetics…

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India’s TB Report Card Needs Several Improvements: Study

India has highest burden of TB mortality in the world. In 2017, India saw 4,21,000 deaths due to the disease followed by 1,55,000 in Nigeria and 1,16,000 in Indonesia. In 2017, India accounted for 27.3% of the global burden of TB. Air pollution levels and drug susceptibility testing are among several areas; that India needs…

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Digital Route In India To Improve Patient Health Outcomes

Abbott, the second largest drug maker in India, announced the launch of a new digital platform to improve patient awareness, doctor engagement, and aid adherence with treatment plan to drive better health outcomes. The digital platform called as a:care, enables consumers grant their doctor access to the health information they input. In addition it provides…

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Health Plans Must Cover Maximum Age

Kunal Narvekar (35) and Shibila Narvekar (30), a newly married couple, and residents of Pune, had a busy and hectic lifestyle. As IT professionals, both were working through the week. During the weekend they would party and visit new places. Kunal used to get tired more often, but the couple brushed it off thinking it…

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How Would Mental Health Insurance in India Work?

India is a steadily developing low-to-middle income nation, and it is ill-equipped to handle its growing mental health demands. The 2015 National Mental Health Survey sampled over 34,000 individuals across 12 Indian states and found that the lifetime prevalence of any mental disorder was 13.7%. This suggests that about 170 million individuals have experienced mental illnesses at some…

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Digital Health Start-ups In India: The Challenge Of Scale

The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) pegged the Indian Healthcare Information and Communications Technology (ICT) market at a whopping US$ 1 billion in 2014. The industry was expected to grow 1.5 times by 2020, according to the 2015 report. A major portion of the projected growth is expected to be driven by…

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India Must Chew On African Model

While Ghana provides subsidised insurance cover, Ethiopia has scaled financial and human resources for universal health coverage. With cries for a universal health coverage echoing at the Africa Health International Conference in Kigali, there are lessons that India could take back home. Aisha Mukamana holds her one-year-old daughter close as she waits for her turn…

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India’s Poorest Women Benefit Less From Public Health

Despite a four-fold increase in the number of women and children receiving supplementary nutrition under the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) programme in the 10 years to 2016, a large proportion of the poorest have not benefited, a new study has found. Women who were uneducated or from the poorest households had lower access to…

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Ayushman Bharat, Evaluate Cost Of Health Services First

The centre has decided to evaluate the cost of health services in India to help it undertake strategic planning for its ambitious health insurance programme, Ayushman Bharat, which requires a huge amount of funds. The move is aimed at improving overall financing of healthcare services in India. The department of health research (DHR), under the…