Govt to rationalise rates of health benefit packages under Ayushman Bharat

Source: Business Standard What is the news? In a move to encourage private hospitals to take part in Ayushman Bharat-Jan Arogya Yojana (JAY), the government is planning to rationalise the rates of health benefits packages under the scheme and also resolve issues with payments. About the scheme: Ayushman Bharat-Jan Arogya Yojana (JAY) The scheme was… Continue reading Govt to rationalise rates of health benefit packages under Ayushman Bharat

The benefits of breastfeeding

Source: The Hindu Relevance: This article explains the various advantages associated with breastfeeding and suggestions to improve it. Synopsis: The promotion of breastfeeding should be a continuous process, not an event restricted to a week. Introduction: UNICEF states that “breastfeeding is among the most effective ways to protect maternally and child health and promote healthy… Continue reading The benefits of breastfeeding

Need to bridge the gender technology gap

Synopsis: Access to technology is so crucial to ensure public health and safety. In recent years, health care has largely moved online, and it has resulted in the gender gap in accessing it. Gender gap in access to technology According to Global System for Mobile Communications (GSMA) estimates, Around 390 million women in low- and… Continue reading Need to bridge the gender technology gap

‘Rajasthan’s Zika strain close to Brazilian one’

‘Rajasthan’s Zika strain close to Brazilian one’ News:  According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the Zika virus behind the ongoing outbreak in Rajasthan is closely related to the virus that caused the Brazilian outbreak Important Facts: About Zika Zika is a flavivirus spread mainly by the Aedes aegypti mosquito which is also responsible… Continue reading ‘Rajasthan’s Zika strain close to Brazilian one’