Health Related Issues

The healthcare delivery and services landscape in India has evolved significantly over the years. However, India’s healthcare system suffers from various issues like high costs, inconsistent quality, inaccessibility to timely care etc. In this section, we will provide you with the updates, concepts and issues related to health care system in India.

Health and related issues in news for UPSC/IAS Examination

  • One Health Approach
    Context: ‘One Health’ is the optimum approach to counter the impact of antimicrobial resistance. Discuss  antimicrobial resistance. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR): It is the resistance acquired by any microorganism (bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasite, etc.) against antimicrobial drugs such as antibiotics that are used to treat infections. Reason for AMR: The ingenuity and survival instinct of germs. The irrational ...
  • Controling AMR
    Context: A One Health approach is necessary to control antimicrobial resistance. More on news: India an important locus for the generation of resistance genes: The multi-drug resistance determinant, New Delhi Metallo-beta-lactamase-1 (NDM-1), emerged from this region and spread globally. The containment of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in India: It is central to the global effort to address ...
  • Ayushman Sahakar Scheme
    Ayushman Sahakar Scheme Launched by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare to assist cooperatives in the creation of healthcare infrastructure. Cooperatives at the present run around 52 hospitals across the country having cumulative bed strength of more than 5,000. Nodal Body: The scheme has been formulated by the National Cooperative Development Corporation(NCDC). Aim: To ...
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