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A recent survey conducted by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF or Doctors Without Boundaries) found that 45 percent adults in the Kashmir Valley have “significant symptoms” of mental distress. Srinagar: Every day, hundreds of people, visit the dilapidated Kathidarwaza hospital in Srinagar to seek treatment for stress and other psychological disorders. The numbers of patients suffering […]

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Only 38% of those who called themselves doctors in India have a professional degree. Only 38% of those who called themselves doctors in India have a professional degree in medicine. This the most startling revelation from a report titled “Situation Analysis of Health Workforce in India” released last month by Public Health Foundation of India. […]

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India was declared a Water Stressed country in 2014. India has 4% of the world’s freshwater and should have been a Water Adequate nation. But increasing population and ecological degradation is destroying the water resources of the country. Some of the factors responsible for this situation are listed below: 54% of India faces from High […]

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But Private Hospitals Resort to more C-Sections The Union Government has released the results of the 4th National Family Health Survey (NFHS) results. The survey was conducted 2014-15 and the results were released in the third week of January. The survey was conducted in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Goa, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Tamil […]

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A unique ‘roti bank’ has been launched in this city, famous for its Ajanta-Ellora caves, for the poor. People can ‘deposit’ rotis and the poor, aged, sick or the unemployed people can ‘withdraw’ a basic fare of freshly-cooked rotis and a vegetarian or non-vegetarian dish. Aurangabad (Maharashtra): The Roti Bank — first of its kind […]

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How much India spends on public health? By 2012 when the 11th Five Year Plan period came to an end, India’s expenditure on public health stood at 0.9% of the Gross Domestic Product. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends an expenditure of 5% of the GDP. India finds it difficult to spend that much and […]

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