Synopsis: Need to strengthen and transform our health systems by making them more equitable, resilient and sustainable for all. Introduction Countries in the World Health Organization’s South-East Asia Region, continue to respond to the pandemic aggressively, battling new and more transmissible variants. In addition to covid-19, the region faces a range of pressing threats, from… Continue reading An inclusive plan for healthcare systems to be built back better
What is the News? The Prime Minister has launched the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission. What is Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission? Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission aims to provide digital health IDs for all Indian citizens to help hospitals, insurance firms and citizens access health records electronically when required. What are digital health IDs? It is a… Continue reading PM Modi launches Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission
Synopsis: Health, infra and fiscal stimulus are at the core of the government’s economic revival strategy as they hold significant potential to propel growth. Introduction The covid pandemic and subsequent restrictions, led to never-before economic turmoil of unprecedented proportions, sending most business plans and strategies into near chaos. Hence, the right public policies and a… Continue reading Health, infra and fiscal stimulus will act as our economic panacea
What is the News? The Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers has notified the Scheme for “Promotion of Medical Device Parks”. What is the Scheme for Promotion of Medical Device Parks? Under the scheme, medical parks will be developed to provide common infrastructure facilities in one place thereby creating a robust ecosystem for… Continue reading Scheme for “Promotion of Medical Device Parks”, a key initiative to support the medical devices, notified
What is the News? The World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) have released a report titled ‘Health Workforce in India-Why, Where and How to Invest’. What are the Key Findings of the Report? Nurse to Doctor Ratio: The nurse to doctor ratio in India is estimated to be 1.7:1. This… Continue reading Pandemic study reveals lack of trained health personnel
Synopsis: The revamped programme for B.Sc nursing is aimed at standardization and includes medical ethics and simulation training. Introduction: The syllabus of BSC Nursing programmes has been revised. This is the first major overhaul after 1947. The revised curriculum has been standardized, updated and is aimed at bringing uniformity in nursing education across India. Who… Continue reading Nursing syllabus gets a major revamp
Source: Down to Earth What is the news? A recent report Pharma Industry: Trends and Prospects has identified various gaps in Pharma Industry of India due to its dependence on China for API’s. What is an API? Active pharmaceutical ingredients or APIs can be defined as the chemicals used to manufacture pharmaceutical drugs. The active… Continue reading Costly active pharma ingredients from China create healthcare hurdles in India
Source: Indian Express Relevance: Understanding issues in the Indian health sector Synopsis: India’s health care sector is plagued with various issues which have been exposed during Covid crisis. Let’s have a brief look at issues affecting Indian health sector. Context The Health ministry has claimed in Parliament that Punjab has reported only four “suspected” deaths… Continue reading Why India needs an NHS-like healthcare model?