Health

Addressing the mental health needs of homeless persons

An integrated approach that is in place in Tamil Nadu will ensure that the lives of those on the fringes matter As many as 66.1% of those worst affected in India during the Spanish Flu belonged to oppressed classes and suffered the consequences of multidimensional poverty. Similar trends persist today. The inability to adhere to…

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Mind the gaps in India’s health care digital push

While the digitisation of health-care data could help, what many Indians face are unaddressed issues in the health sector The Independence Day address of the Prime Minister launching the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) during an unprecedented novel coronavirus pandemic crisis, caught everyone’s attention. Yet, despite all his eloquence it was not clear to many…

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Reversing health sector neglect with a reform agenda

India cannot afford to be complacent in thinking that the pandemic alone will change the health-care landscape Two countries which lead in the COVID-19 cases tally in the world today, namely the United States (first) and India (third), are also the ones where the need for health-care reform post COVID-19 has been most keenly felt.…

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Coronavirus | Andhra Pradesh case tally crosses 3.5 lakh mark

Over one lakh cases in Telangana; Kerala adds nearly 2,000 more; Mysuru records 92 cases after doctors end strike. Telangana’s COVID-19 cases crossed one lakh on Friday with 2,474 new cases recorded on August 21. The total stood at 1,01,865. The first case in the State was detected on March 2, the first 10,000 cases…

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