Saturday, 29 January, 2022
TopicIndian health care

Topic: Indian health care

1 doctor for 1,511 people, 1 nurse for 670 — Covid exposes India’s healthcare ‘fault lines’

The 15th Finance Commission, in a first-of-its-kind stock-taking exercise in the backdrop of Covid pandemic, has put out statistics about chronic shortages in India’s health system.

Dear Indians, don’t rush to support everything Trump does. WHO funding cut only hurts us

Beyond the coronavirus pandemic, India is often at the cusp of outbreaks such as encephalitis or measles. A bankrupt WHO will leave India without best global practices.

Coronavirus death toll rises to 114 in India, number of cases climb to 4,421

According to the Health Ministry, three new deaths were reported from Rajasthan, while Tripura recorded its first coronavirus case.

COVID fight: Modi’s ‘no Indian left behind’ mantra runs into ‘stay where you are’ diplomacy

As the coronavirus claimed hundreds of lives in Europe and made its way to the US, Modi government sought to redefine the Latin phrase, ‘nemo resideo’.

MK Bhan — the warm and helpful scientist behind India’s rotavirus vaccine

Ex-secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Dr M.K. Bhan, widely known for making India’s first indigenous vaccine possible, was suffering from cancer & died Sunday.

On quality & accessibility of healthcare, India ranks 145th out of 195 countries

India lags behind China, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Bhutan while it's health index was better than those of Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan. 

On Camera


Padma Awards 2022 brought back controversies, politics and the question of its relevance

Buddhadeb Bhattacharya declined Padma Bhushan and Ghulam Nabi Azad drew jibes from Congress leaders for accepting the award from Modi govt. But such controversies are not new.
V. Anantha Nageswaran

Who is V Anantha Nageswaran, new chief economic advisor? IIM-A grad, academic, PM’s ex-advisor

Nageswaran, who has taught at various B-schools in India and Singapore, takes charge days before the tabling of the Economic Survey and the Union Budget.


Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Let them eat communalism: Yogi’s poll pitch may work but heartland’s jobless fury endangers India

While UP’s unemployed are angry, Yogi’s call for a choice between Jinnah and Sardar Patel, more than seven decades after they both died, is the new ‘let them eat cake’.