India’s under-five mortality rate has been recorded the same as global average, for the first time, according to a report by UNICEF, WHO, UN Population Division and the World Bank Group. It has been estimated that in 2017, the sex-specific under-five mortality rate was 39 per 1,000 live births for boys and 40 per 1,000 […]

‘DNB qualifications of a candidate who have done their course from 500 bedded hospitals will be considered equivalent to MD in all respects,’ clarified the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Earlier, this has been limited for only those DNB candidates who have completed their course from MCI recognized medical colleges. The latest declaration […]

Pneumonia is one of the leading cause of death among the infants in the world. Last year only, pneumonia claimed the lives of 9,20,000 children under the age of five. It’s the result of a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection in the lungs, which causes pus to build up in the alveoli, the oxygenation agents […]

The Union Health Ministry has decided to ban 328 combinations of medicines, according to the reports. The decision has been taken following the recommendations by its technical advisory body over a month ago. The implementation of the ban could possibly cut off Rs1,500 crore from India’s Rs 1.18-lakh crore pharmaceutical industry and would impact medicine […]

A study on the comparison of the costs of cardiac procedures in seven Asian countries shows that most procedures in India were costlier than many other countries, including South Korea, whose per capita income is five times higher than India. Based on the reports by Times Of India, the study found that India had the […]

Despite being one of the largest economies in the world, India still struggles when it comes to the healthcare sector. India, a growing hub of medical tourism were lacking a universal policy of patient rights. Now, the union health ministry has decided to implement a ‘charter of patient rights’, which explains the freedom for patients […]

While the ratio of doctors to the patients in India is comparatively low as per the prescribed WHO norms, six states are standing out by having more doctors. According to the WHO norms, there must be one doctor for 1000 people. But the six states; Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Punjab and Goa have more […]

Doctors at Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences have published an odd case of a woman from India, who can rotate her arm 180 degrees. The strange case has been published in the prestigious British Medical Journal. According to the report, a 37 year-old-woman, whose name is anonymous, sought the help of doctors after feeling difficulty […]

When the data show that the AIDS-related deaths in India have dropped by 54% in India over a decade, little did the people know, what kids with HIV positive go through. According to the findings of a study by Times Of India, most of the HIV+ children in the rural areas living on antiretroviral therapy […]

Following the devastating floods, Kerala is now battling with the outbreak of leptospirosis, or ‘rat fever’. The flood-hit south Indian state of Kerala has declared a health alert after 11 people died of leptospirosis or rat fever in the last two days. Also, since August 15, 196 leptospirosis cases have been reported so far and […]