Focusing on diseases sidelined by Covid 19

Source: The Hindu Relevance: Understand issues around non-communicable diseases. (NCD) Synopsis: Given the increasing menace of NCD there is an urgent need for a multi-stakeholder approach to handle the impending crisis. Introduction The world is struggling with Non-Communicable diseases (NCD). Nearly 71% of all deaths worldwide occur due to NCD such as hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular… Continue reading Focusing on diseases sidelined by Covid 19

Doctor at the door

Source: The Hindu Relevance: The article highlights the problems that our healthcare system is struggling with Synopsis: Doorstep delivery can mitigate the effects of disruption caused by pandemics Introduction: Even before the start of the pandemic, health experts warn India of a health epidemic – one that involved Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD). During the pandemic, faults… Continue reading Doctor at the door

The unseen cost of covid’s long shadow on India (Editorial)

How Covid-19 impacted other healthcare conditions?   Context:   Ever since the inception of pandemic, India’s collective attention, resources and energy of the health system have focused only on the coronavirus. This left every other health-related concern to take a back seat. This covid-induced shadow has already worsened the “routine” ailments of many.  What is the evidence of neglecting other diseases?  Even normal immunization schedules and health services for women and children… Continue reading The unseen cost of covid’s long shadow on India (Editorial)

Poor diet bigger health hazard than killer diseases: UN body

Poor diet bigger health hazard than killer diseases: UN body News: A recent report released by United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO) found that poor quality diet is a greater threat to public health across the world than malaria, tuberculosis or measles etc. Important Facts: About the report: The report was released by… Continue reading Poor diet bigger health hazard than killer diseases: UN body