Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicPublic Health

Topic: Public Health

Dedicated teams, cost, facilities — why pvt hospitals do over 75% of organ transplants in India

India is third in the world in numbers of solid organ transplants after US & China, with 17,000-18,000 surgeries each year.

Silver line to Covid cloud: More students want degrees in public health

Study by ASPPH, an international body of public health, notes high rise in applications in public health courses. Some Indian courses see a steep rise in interest.

Indians are Vitamin D deficient. And no, it can’t be fixed by diet alone

Vitamin D deficiency is a public health problem.

Live in Telangana? Carry Covid vaccination certificate in public, as govt starts random checks

With fears around the Omicron variant and a small surge in cases, Telangana is also aiming for 100% vaccination coverage by the end of December, state government says.

Centre advises states, UTs conduct serosurveys to generate district-level data on Covid

The surveys conducted in consultation with ICMR can produce findings that can be used to guide objective and evidence-based public health response to Covid, the health ministry said.

Private sector filled the gap in health that govt created. Don’t ask for the moral price

Healthcare costs in private hospitals are a problem of regulation, not so much of the business model. Businesses can't sustain without profits.

Lesson from the pandemic: Empowering local bodies is a priority to improve public health

The 74th CAA needs to be overhauled so that it is not rendered ineffective by state municipal acts. Empowering Urban Local Bodies can save many lives.

Global herd immunity remains out of reach– 99% of people in poor countries are unvaccinated

Public health experts estimate that approximately 70% of the world’s 7.9 billion people must be fully vaccinated to end the Covid-19 pandemic.

When celebrating 50 yrs of 1971 War, don’t forget this life-saving sachet and Bengali doctor

Dr Dilip Mahalanabis pioneered the use of ORS in refugee camps — a solution that has saved millions and been called the most important medical advance of the 20th century.

Compare lung sizes of Indian and US children, you’ll know who air pollution affects most

In 'Breathing Here Is Injurious To Your Health’, Jyoti Pande writes about why air pollution has become a public health emergency in India.

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The LIC way or the Air India way — that is the multi-crore disinvestment question

The real argument against disinvestment is that any sale of a large firm is likely to fall into an oligarch’s lap. No one would want to make them more powerful than they already are.
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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