Open camps for Sterilisation

Daily News GS II Mains

Why in news? Over 27 months after 13 women died and 65 took ill at a State-run mass sterilisation camp in Chhattisgarh. Following this, the State government has now discontinued all sterilisation …

February 19, 2017 0 169

Hospital-Acquired Infection

Editorial GS II Health

What is hospital-acquired infection? WHO reports, over 1.4 million people across the globe suffer from nosocomial or hospital-acquired infection (HAI). It account for over 2 million cases and 80,00…

February 12, 2017 0 184

Treating MDR-TB

Editorial GS II Health

Why in news? The Delhi High Court acceded to the plea of a girl that she must be given access to Bedaquiline, an anti-TB drug to treat multi-drug resistant disease (MDR-TB). Bedaquiline’s av…

February 11, 2017 0 282

India’s fight against Leprosy

Editorial GS II Health

16 years ago, Leprosy was eliminated globally as a public health issue. But, India’s fight against leprosy is far from over. The WHO asked South-East Asian countries, including India which acco…

January 29, 2017 0 193

India’s improvement in Public Health

Editorial GS II Health

Children represent the future of our nation. The highest possible physical and mental development can only be attained by investing in the initial five years of a person’s life as this ensures s…

January 26, 2017 0 239

Misleading ads for traditional medicine

Daily News GS II Health

Why in news? The Ministry of AYUSH has tasked the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) to proactively identify potentially misleading advertisements of traditional systems of medicine in d…

January 22, 2017 0 266

India’s Public Health

Editorial GS II Health

What is CDC’s role in India’s health sector? The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works with more than 60 countries worldwide. Our collaborations have grown over the…

January 21, 2017 0 266

Three new additions to the vaccination basket

Daily News GS II Health

Why in news? The basket of vaccines in India’s Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP) was static for many years — until the entry of the Pentavalent vaccine [Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertus…

January 16, 2017 0 387

Missed targets in Pharma Sector

Editorial GS II Health

What is NPPA’s mandate? At present, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) monitors drugs that are part of National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) and identifies players tha…

January 15, 2017 0 258

AYUSH – Year End Review

Articles GS II Health

The Ministry of AYUSH, only two years old Ministry,  organised a series of programmes in the direction of providing affordable, reliable, easily accessible medical facilities to the masses and to…

January 04, 2017 0 536