Editor’s Pick

A third of UN member states don’t permit people with mental illness the right to vote or marry


PWI Bureau| New Delhi On World Mind Matters Day 2016, a global survey funded by the World Psychiatric Association (WPA), of laws and policies in 193 United Nations (UN) member states reveals the level of discrimination faced by people with mental illness in the areas of marriage, voting rights employment and right to contract. WPA reveals global extent of social ...

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India ranks among top three the best in Quality of Medical Care


Taking stock of the growing advancements in the health sector in India, the American Medical Travel Association ranked it among top three countries for Medical Value Travel in the quality of facilities and services rendered. India ended up at the 5th rank on the Global Medical Index that makes it one of the most sought after country for medical intervention ...

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AIIMS GOES DIGITAL pulls out The First Digital Revolution in Public Health Care


Guest Article| V. Srinivas*  Building strong Institutions is one of the major objectives of Good Governance. The Digital India initiative represents a landmark in ushering in the First Digital Revolution in Health Care at AIIMS. The successful implementation of the AIIMS e-Hospital Project and the AIIMS OPD Transformation Project, transformed AIIMS to India’s first fully digital public hospital. In 16 ...

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Dignity in Mental Health

Dignity in Mental Health Guest Write-Up | Dr. Smita N. Deshpande* The ideal concept of health encompasses physical, mental, social and spiritual health. Physical health without enjoying full mental health, leads to loss of social and spiritual health as well. India has a large population of people affected with mental disorders. At least twenty people per every thousand are thought to ...

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India launches Mothers Absolute Affection (MAA) campaign to promote breastfeeding aimed at reducing child mortality

Madhuri Dixit brand ambassador of MAA campaign

The national health indicators like Infant Mortality Rate (IMR), Maternal Maternity Rate (MMR), Total Fertility Rate (TFR) and under five mortality are declining faster in India than the world pace. The Health Minister highlighted the life cycle approach of the Ministry and stated that a Continuum of care approach has been adopted by the Ministry with the articulation of ‘Strategic ...

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India vows to fight malaise of mental illness

Health is being in a state of bliss physically, mentally and spiritually. Mental illnesses are emerging as a major cause of morbidity in our country. As per World Health Organization estimation, one in four persons will be affected by a mental illness at least once in their lifetime. The available data taken from 2005 shows, that 6% to7% population in ...

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India launches biggest Leprosy Case Detection Campaign in the country

  Post the first Leprosy Case Detection Campaign (LCDC) launched during March-April 2016 in 50 districts of 7 states namely Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh wherein a population of about 6.8 crores was covered, wherein 65427 suspected cases were identified out of which 4120 were later confirmed . In line with the vision of Prime ...

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Yoga is ancient Vedic gift to the world: J P Nadda

Leading from front- Union Health Minister JP Nadda on International Yoga Day 2017!

Word today is suffering because of rising prevalence of non-communicable and lifestyle diseases led primarily by problems of modern lifestyles. Decline in communicable diseases has been accompanied by a gradual rise in the prevalence of chronic Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) which now contribute to 60% of mortality. J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare in his at the ...

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Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will soon launch “Mission Parivar Vikas”

On the World Population Day this year in 23 September 2016, J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare had given directions to the Ministry to develop a strategy within 3 months where vulnerable districts in the country will be targeted for intensive and improved family planning services. In accordance with these directions, the Ministry of Health and ...

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710 bedded National Cancer Institute (NCI) to come up at Jhajjar at cost of Rs 2035 crore

According to the news mill the Union Cabinet has recently approved a proposal for setting up of National Cancer Institute (NCI) at Jhajjar under AIIMS at a cost of Rs. 2035 crores. NCI is the largest tertiary healthcare facility (both public and/or private) proposed in the country since independence. The proposed institute will have 710 beds for various facilities.

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AIIMS Delhi to double Hospitals Capacity

Over the past six decades, AIIMS Delhi has contributed significantly in quality healthcare, discharged its roles as clinical provider, and served as Research Institute and Teaching Institute with considerable accolades, said J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, at the Diamond Jubilee celebration function of AIIMS Delhi in October 2016. Enumerating the future plans, Nadda stated that ...

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Editor’s Pick: Sonia Gandhi and Selvi Jayalalitha are true Brand Ambassadors of Medical Value Travel Revolution in India

Health is so very crucial that it can bring a national political party, state administration, or even a nation to a standstill! The present instance of bad health of Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Selvi Jayalalitha and a little earlier health issues of India National Congress Supremo Sonia Gandhi made their respective followers fret. In fact, health has also been ...

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