Context: A Lancet paper regarding India’s child health indicators was published recently . More about the research paper The study was done by India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative. It is the first comprehensive estimate of district-level trends of child mortality. Findings of the study 68% of under-five-year deaths in India can be attributed to child and maternal malnourishment. 83% of neonatal deaths are due to low birth-w... .
Updated on 14 May, 2020
Context: The Global Nutrition Report 2020, an independently produced annual stock-take of the state of the world’s nutrition was released recently. India specific finding of the report: India is among 88 countries that are likely to miss global nutrition targets set by the World Health Assembly in 2012, according to the Global Nutrition Report 2020 It also identified India as the country with the highest rates of domestic inequalities in... .
Updated on 13 May, 2020
Context: Health indicator details were released by the Centre recently in its Sample Registration System (SRS) bulletin based on data collected for 2018. More about the findings: According to the data released by the Registrar General of India following are the national health indicators of India Indicators Values National birth rate 20 Nation... .
Updated on 11 May, 2020
Many Indian States have low beds-patient and hospital-patient ratios. This raises a question mark over India's strategy to address the CoronaVirus crisis. A look at India’s health affairs Highly privatized: India’s health system is highly privatised and most of the country’s health-care capacity in terms of human resources, hospital beds, laboratories, and diagnostic centres is in the private sector. State of testing centres: While Mah... .
Updated on 25 March, 2020
Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and The Lancet medical journal have released ‘A Future for the World's Children’ report. The report calculates the Flourishing Index and Sustainability Index of 180 countries. India secures 131st rank on a flourishing index that measures the best chance at survival and well-being for children. Further, India ranked 77th on a sustainability index that takes into a... .
Updated on 25 March, 2020
On March 11, it was decided that states and Union Territories should invoke provisions of Section 2 of Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, so that Health Ministry advisories are enforceable. Need for Enforcement: At present, at least 60 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in India. Around the world, more than 119,100 people have been infected and nearly 4,300 have died, according to Reuters. About the 1897 Epidemic Diseases A... .
Updated on 13 March, 2020