Price Control of Medical Devices

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What is the issue? It is alarming and worrying when a couple of top stent makers decide to withdraw some products from the country — a move, they say, is in response to the Government’s p…

April 26, 2017 0 185


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What is Influenza? Influenza is an acute viral infection of the respiratory tract which is considered to be one of the life-threatening infectious diseases. The virus can be transmitted by direct …

April 24, 2017 0 237

Making Generic Drugs Compulsory

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Why in news? PM had recently said that the government is contemplating a law that will make it binding for doctors to prescribe generic medicines. What is the proposed move? The proposed legislat…

April 19, 2017 0 381

National Health Policy, 2017 - Part II

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Click here to read about National Health Policy. What is the issue? Let’s take a look at some of the positives and the disappointments of NHP 2017. On Spending: Global evidence on health s…

April 19, 2017 0 324

Workplace Violence

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What is the issue? There have been numerous media reports of instances of violence against doctors and health-care institutions across India. Has the workplace violence increased? The incidence …

April 15, 2017 0 265

Dealing with Swine Flu

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Why in news? The Health Department has issued an alert on H1N1, which has been showing a slight increase in the State since the beginning of the year. What is H1N1? H1N1 flu is also known as swin…

April 12, 2017 0 262

Mental Healthcare Bill

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Click Here for The Mental Health Care Bill - II What is the issue? The Global Burden of Disease Study shows that in 2013, 50% of all disease burden in India was caused by non-communicable diseases…

April 11, 2017 0 411

Issues of depression and mental health

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What is the issue? Education in India doesn’t discuss depression and mental health, thus making cinema the only crusader to deal about the issues. What is the stigma related with depression an…

April 07, 2017 0 380

AIDS-free by 2030

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What is the issue? In July 2000, the UNSC adopted Resolution 1308, calling for “urgent and exceptional actions” to mitigate the threats posed by HIV/AIDS. As the first disease to be th…

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Ban on liquor - Part III

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Click here for earlier parts of Ban on Liqour Why in news? Supreme Court in March 2017 confirmed its December order on banning sale of liquor near National and State highways. It went on to asse…

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