Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said that the status of healthcare of any country could be assessed by its statistics of Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR).
The Health Ministry budget is likely to face a massive Rs 6000-crore cut on account of non- utilisation of the entire budgetary allocation even as its Minister J P Nadda on Wednesday maintained that no flagship programme will be affected due to the downsizing.
A whopping 63 million people are faced with poverty every year due to "catastrophic" expenditure over healthcare which neutralises the gains of rising income and various government schemes aimed to reduce poverty, according to the Health Ministry.
Hot flushes are one of the most distressing conditions faced by women who have been treated for breast cancer, but they are not being adequately addressed by healthcare professionals and some women consider giving up their post cancer medication to try and stop them, a new study by the University of Southampton has shown.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has exposed major gaps in development aid, prompting a rethink of the balance between building health systems and tackling specific diseases like AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.
Calling India's expenditure on the health sector "woefully meagre", President Pranab Mukherjee Friday said the country needed a holistic healthcare system that is universally accessible, affordable and effective.
India ranks the lowest in the world on several health indicators and a large part of the country's population has little or no access to good quality healthcare, according to a report released here Wednesday.