Replugging ground reports and stories on the public health system of India
GN Bureau | April 7, 2016
The World Health Day falling on April 7 every year is a global health awareness day under the sponsorship of World Health Organization (WHO). On this day, we would like you to read eight stories covered by Governance now:
Malnutrition: Hamlets in four states show how community efforts can combat malnutrition among children. Funds for the initiative, however, are drying up
READ: How villages in four states are tackling malnutrition
As India sets a fresh deadline to eliminate lymphatic filariasis, a look at why the national programme is crawling
READ: Fighting filaria, the disease of the poor
In a classic case of callousness, numerous deaths due to respiratory disorders in a village in Nirsa block of Dhanbad district do not even turn into statistics in public health records
READ: Dying in the dust bowl: How men are becoming statistics in Jharkhand's villages
Greater awareness and technology advances offer hope of catching the disease early, improving the survival rate. But is the best treatment cost-effective and affordable to all?
READ: Breast cancer: A deadly disease that need not kill
In the remote villages of West Bengal, mobile medical camps are doling out hope to millions
READ: Medical help on wheels
By digitising patient information and maintaining it in a searchable repository Tamil Nadu has shown how the efficiency of the public health system can be increased manifold
READ: No more queues in hospitals!
Mushrooming private medical colleges have lowered standards and follow unethical practices. On top of that, MCI is accused of arm-twisting them and minting money
READ: Q: What ails medical education in India? A: MCI
How new but ineligible private medical colleges would create dearth of good doctors in future
READ: No cure for ailing medical education
Chief economic advisor Arvind Subramanian’s campaign for some sense in country ratings has finally found some success. Global rating agency Moody`s Investors Service has downgraded China`s long-term local currency and foreign currency issuer ratings to A1 from Aa3 and changed the outlook to stable fr
The low level of farmers` income and year to year fluctuations in it are a major source of agrarian distress. This distress is spreading and getting severe over time impacting almost half of the population of the country that is dependent on farming for livelihood, said a Niti Aayog policy paper.
The civil society has strongly criticized the Narendra Modi government that completes three years in office. Citizens’ Report: Promises and Reality tha
Improving the availability of health workers, particularly at the sub-centre level, has been one of the thrust areas of the national rural health mission (NRHM). Back in 2005, most of the sub-centres in the country were run by a single auxiliary nurse midwife (ANM). ANMs were overbu
Should there be moderation of marks in Class XII board exams?
Public sector undertakings (PSUs) can become more efficient only through discipline, said Anil Swarup, secretary, department of school education and literacy, ministry of human resource development. Speaking at the 2nd India PSU IT Forum organised by Governance Now on Wednesdaty, Swarup laid