Neglected Old-age & Health

Daily News GS II Health

What is the issue? In the National Health Policy (NHP), 2017, little has been said about the rapid rise in the share of the old — i.e. 60 years or more — and associated morbidities, esp…

June 22, 2017 0 647

Mental Health and Universities

Daily News GS II Education/HR Health

Why in news? The Mental Healthcare bill was approved recently by Parliament. What does the Act guarantee? Stigmatising a mentally ill person and denying him or her necessary treatment will be il…

June 22, 2017 0 414

WHO guidelines on Antibiotics

Daily News GS II Mains

Why in news? World Health Organisation has revised the antibiotics classes in its list of essential medicines. What is the current move? WHO’s guidance classifies antibiotics into different…

June 10, 2017 1 870

Zika virus and Disease Surveillance

Daily News GS II Mains

Why in news? The taxpayer’s money is spent on surveillance and routine disease data collection activities in India. The data regarding disease prevention is so poor in the country and there…

May 31, 2017 0 453

Spike in vector-borne diseases

Daily News GS II Prelims and Mains

What is the issue? Many vector-borne diseases, such as chikungunya, dengue, malaria and others, in many parts of the country onset much before the usual time this year. Delhi alone has witnessed 9…

May 25, 2017 0 373

Healthcare Access and Quality Ranking

Daily News GS II Mains

Why in news? The latest Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study was published in the medical journal The Lancet with the rankings for healthcare access and quality (HAQ). What is HAQ? The Global Bur…

May 22, 2017 0 318

Bacterial Pollution

Daily News GS II Mains

Why in news? European study finds, the pharmacy industry in Hyderabad is polluting the environment with antimicrobials. What are the key findings of the study? The pollution contributes to a rise…

May 21, 2017 0 452

Neglected Tropical diseases

Daily News GS II Mains

What is the issue? Around the world, nearly 1.6 billion people are affected by a group of diseases so ignored that the term used to refer to them is called neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). What i…

May 21, 2017 0 413

Generic Medicines

Daily News GS II Mains

Click here to read more. Why in news? The Medical Council of India (MCI) issued a circular on April 21, 2017 drawing attention to clause 1.5 of its regulations regarding the professional conduct of …

May 12, 2017 0 412

National Healthcare Policy 2017

Daily News GS II Mains

Why in news? The Union cabinet recently approved the National Health Policy, 2017. What are the features? The policy includes progressive steps towards universal and affordable access to healthca…

May 12, 2017 0 357