This year in the budget, the Union Minister of Finance, Arun Jaitley has launched the ambitious National Health Protection Mission named Ayushman Bharat which promised a 5 lakh rupees coverage per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization. While improving healthcare in India still remain the biggest challenge, NITI Aayog, as a remedy, […]

Image credits: Its been nearly 13 years since India officially eliminated leprosy. India was officially declared ‘leprosy free’ in 2005 by bringing the Prevalence Rate below 1/10000 at the national level. However, official data states that the number of new leprosy cases detected during 2016-17 is 135485. Also, the prevalence rate of leprosy in […]

The 33 babies born under the care of Dr Aruna Naidu at Maternity and Child Care Hospital in Siddipet Image: Telangana Today. It was a day of marathon deliveries for both Maternity and Child Care Hospital at Siddhipet and Dr. Aruna Naidu, obstetrician and gynecologist of the hospital. The hospital has created a record by […]

Image: Hindustan times. Not so long ago, a heartbreaking incident, where nearly 70 infants died of lack of oxygen supply in Baba Raghav Das Medical College, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, has stirred the collective conscience of the people in the Country. Now another incident which is too horrendous that it can make people quiet is slowly […]

For all the doctors who are fed up with long shifts and extra loads of work, Delhi High Court has suggested setting fixed working hours for the doctors and setting an accurate doctor-patient ratio! The suggestion was raised in the court by a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar. […]

The team of doctors with the patients. Image courtesy: Times of India. When three couples landed for kidney transplants at the Pushpawati Singhania Hospital and Research Institute (PSRI)  in south Delhi, little did the doctors know that they are going to confront a tricky situation.  All the three men of the couples had failed kidneys […]

Like any other kids, brothers,  Ashfaq and Mushtaq Khan too wish to play, study and lead a normal life. But they are different from the others of their age. Not because of something they did, but because of their appearance. This pair of siblings from Rampur village in Vidisha district in Madhya Pradesh suffers from […]

Image Credits: Times of India. On an average, she sees 60 patients a day. She starts consulting by 8 in the morning and continues until 5 in the evening, which makes a total of 9 hours of consultation! This is the story of Dr. Vibha Augustine, a gynecologist, who is the only hope for the […]

Asmita’s husband Luv katkar at the hospital. Image credits: Indian Express. Asmita katkar’s day started as usual on that day too. She dropped her son to school and set off to her job. Little did she know that within minutes her life is going to play a trick on her. It was a tragic day […]

Image credits: Hindustan Times. Whenever we feel sick, we feel concerned about ourselves and goes to consult a doctor. But did anyone ever thought about how healthy our doctors are? Or what all kind of troubles do they face? Being a doctor is not as easy as it sounds. It takes years of hard work […]