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Govt aims at providing universal health cover for all citizens: JP Nadda

Govt aims at providing universal health cover for all citizens: JP Nadda

JP Nadda said the government aim is to take healthcare including free drugs and diagnostics and other benefits under various government schemes in an assured manner to all so that nobody is deprived of health facilities.

Make preventive healthcare a priority to lead a wholesome life

Make preventive healthcare a priority to lead a wholesome life

However, the "Wellness in India Survey 2017" conducted by drug company Himalaya and market research firm IMRB revealed that 68 per cent of urban citizens do not practice preventive healthcare measures. 

More reasons to play Pokemon Go: Study says game makes users happier and friendlier!

More reasons to play Pokemon Go: Study says game makes users happier and friendlier!

The large pool of players presented an opportunity to capture the effects of augmented reality games.

Global health system transparency index places India second from bottom

Global health system transparency index places India second from bottom

Health system transparency of the 32 countries were compared while the study mapped 27 indicators across six dimensions of transparency to provide an individual score for each country.

Does the healthcare bill defeat really disappoint Donald Trump or is it just a gimmick?

Does the healthcare bill defeat really disappoint Donald Trump or is it just a gimmick?

The question that arises at this point of time is whether this defeat has really shattered Mr.Trump or is it just a political gimmick.

National Health Policy 2017: All you need to know

National Health Policy 2017: All you need to know

It seeks to provide and deliver healthcare services, particualarly to underprivileged and socially vulnerable groups of people in the country.

National Health Policy: Cabinet nod a huge milestone in history of health sector in country, says JP Nadda

National Health Policy: Cabinet nod a huge milestone in history of health sector in country, says JP Nadda

We will develop standards if treatment is not done properly then tribunals will be set up to take the matter,” Nadda said in the Lok Sabha.

Cabinet approves National Health Policy aimed at affordable healthcare for everyone

Cabinet approves National Health Policy aimed at affordable healthcare for everyone

Government sources said the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its nod to the policy which has been pending for the last two years.

High Court asks DAE to provide health guidelines for scientists

High Court asks DAE to provide health guidelines for scientists

A division bench of Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice G S Kulkarni was hearing a public interest litigation filed by RTI activist Chetan Kothari seeking formation of a special investigating team (SIT) to probe the deaths of several nuclear scientists.

Over 68 percent Indians don not practice preventive healthcare, says study

Over 68 percent Indians don not practice preventive healthcare, says study

The first survey to understand wellness trends in India revealed that less than a third urban Indians take steps to proactively adopt preventive wellness.

WHO assessment of India's National Regulatory Authority big boost to govt efforts towards quality healthcare: Nadda

WHO assessment of India's National Regulatory Authority big boost to govt efforts towards quality healthcare: Nadda

Union Health Minister JP Nadda on Tuesday said the successful World Health Organisation (WHO) assessment of India's National Regulatory Authority will boost the government's efforts towards quality healthcare.

Health Ministry asks AIIMS, central govt hospitals to use khadi soap, linen

Health Ministry asks AIIMS, central govt hospitals to use khadi soap, linen

As per reports, the Health Ministry order, issued on Wednesday, covers at least 23 hospitals, including PGI Chandigarh, Jipmer Puducherry and Nimhans Bengaluru, apart from AIIMS. 

Will the initiatives highlighted in budget 2017 boost healthcare sector in India?

Will the initiatives highlighted in budget 2017 boost healthcare sector in India?

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also mentioned in his budget speech that the government has targeted to eliminate tuberculosis by 2025. 

Union Budget 2017: Healthcare, medical facilities high on agenda this year; life saving drugs to get cheaper

Union Budget 2017: Healthcare, medical facilities high on agenda this year; life saving drugs to get cheaper

Jaitley announced setting up of two new AIIMS in the states of Gujarat and Jharkhand, while also adding that 25000 post graduate seats will be created in medicine.

Life expectancy up, but public spending on health well below global average: Economic Survey

Life expectancy up, but public spending on health well below global average: Economic Survey

Given the pressing need to redistribute, India did not invest sufficiently in human capital for instance, public spending on health was an unusually low 0.22 per cent of the GDP in 1950-51.

Government has taken several initiatives to give healthcare to all: President Pranab Mukherjee

Government has taken several initiatives to give healthcare to all: President Pranab Mukherjee

The president said Mission Indradhanush, an immunisation programme, is one of them which has so far helped 55 lakh children get immunised against several diseases.

India spends less than BRICS, SAARC nations on health; should fix it in Budget': Health body

India spends less than BRICS, SAARC nations on health; should fix it in Budget': Health body

India spends just 1.3 per cent of its GDP on healthcare. This figure is much lower compared to BRICS countries.

Assembly elections 2017: Know the healthcare status of these five poll-bound states

Assembly elections 2017: Know the healthcare status of these five poll-bound states

Healthcare is important to political and economic debate because inadequate public healthcare and healthcare expenses push an additional 55 million people back into poverty in India every year, according to a 2015 Lancet paper.

GST on healthcare will make medicare unaffordable, says ASSOCHAM-TechSci study

GST on healthcare will make medicare unaffordable, says ASSOCHAM-TechSci study

The Indian pharma industry, with an estimated turnover at USD 36.7 billion in 2015, is amongst the largest producers of pharma products in the world. 

Healthcare tech VC funding in crosses $5bn: Mercom

Merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions in the Health IT sector last year dropped slightly to 205 compared to 219 transactions in 2015.