Metros witness higher number of NCD cases, finds study

According to data provided by the health ministry to the Lok Sabha, Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD’s) are responsible for 58 lakhs deaths in 2016. 61 per cent deaths in India occurred due to the NCD’s in 2016

Metros witness higher number of NCD cases, finds studyA survey done by the BMC revealed that in Mumbai, around 2.70 lakh people are suffering to NCD’s, such as diabetes, hypertension and heart diseases As per the report, Thane to has witnessed over 10 thousand deaths in the past three years due to heart ailments The figures are indeed shocking. The experts said that […]

PM Modi advocates ‘Fit India’ movement

In 42nd Mann ki Baat, PM Modi exhorted the importance of fitness and health, owing to requests and recommendations he received over letters and e-mails from the public. Yoga guarantees fitness as well as wellness, it has become a global mass movement today, said PM Modi, while introducing the 'Fit India' movement

PM Modi advocates ‘Fit India’ movementIn his monthly radio programme “Mann Ki Baat”, the Prime Minister said: Preventive healthcare is most cheap and easy. As much as we are conscious about preventive healthcare, it will be beneficial for the person, his family and society. A healthy India is vital as a clean India. In case of health, the country has […]

‘Obesity and malnutrition are substantial public health issues’

Today, Ram Nath Kovind, the President of India, graced and addressed the 45 th convocation of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, he said, it is for you to ensure that healthcare indices for the entire population reach acceptable levels during our lifetime. This is how the battle against polio, and earlier smallpox, was fought and won. Those victories must inspire us and spur us to a healthier India in all its dimensions

‘Obesity and malnutrition are substantial public health issues’Pointing out the shortage of doctors in our country, the President said that doctors need help in the form of more colleagues. And this is where we need a new regulatory system to enhance availability of doctors and medical professionals in our society. In the absence of this, the work-load on our doctors is very […]

Health Secretary launches the allied health professionals database portal

Today, Preeti Sudan, Secretary, Health and Family Welfare launched the Allied and Healthcare Professionals’ database portal, as part of Ministry’s commitment to ensure better systems and frameworks for the healthcare workforce in the country. She added that this portal is a provisional measure taken by the Ministry to track and reach out to all the allied and healthcare professionals in the country till such a time that a statutory body is established

Health Secretary launches the allied health professionals database portalAt the launch, Ms Sudan, said that India enjoys a demographic dividend of more than 65 per cent youth below the age of 35 years and the government is eager to provide the country’s youth a strong foundation for continued and sustainable growth. She stated that the country is facing increasing burden of lifestyle diseases […]

‘Health insurance should be affordable and accessible by one and all’

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) healthcare conclave hosted a session on insurance and last mile challenges in insurance like coverage offered, procedural issues related to maintenance. As per the experts, the innovations such as insurance must be made hugely available and affordable

‘Health insurance should be affordable and accessible by one and all’Life insurance is the need of the hour. How much we take care of our health, with a change in time and technology and the environment, lifestyle diseases can wreak havoc in our life unexpectedly. Chances of life threatening diseases have also increased by leaps and bounds. Thus, we need a protective circle that protects […]