The government’s proposal to cap trade margins for all medicines outside price control at 30% has been agreed by the domestic drug industries and trade. This move will reduce the prices of nearly 80% of formulations. The drug pricing regulator, pharma lobby groups and industry associations have reached in an agreement regarding the price control […]

India is one of the countries which has the highest incidence of TB in the world, leading to an over 60% reduction in usage of the medicine. Now, to curb the existing scenario, a new, simple and more affordable treatment for latent tuberculosis are on the way! A Mumbai-based pharma company Macleods pharma is all set to become […]

To become a doctor is a dream of many. But one can feel the real struggle when they jump to the environment of the medical college. It can take a toll on the mental health of the students. Considering the back-to-back incidences of medical students’ suicides and violence against resident doctors, Indian Medical Association(IMA), in […]

A specialised course for doctors and hospital staff focusing on how a critically ill or injured patient should be handled could bring down the rate of death due to medical negligence by 50%, claim the experts. A study by the Harvard University last year showed that nearly 50,00,000 deaths occur in India annually due to […]

When it comes to the health sector, India is always known to have an acute shortage of doctors, though some states is an exception. Now, while states with enough number of doctors and medical colleges are continuing to allow new private medical colleges, states like Jharkhand and Bihar, with an acute shortage of doctors have […]

The Bombay high court on Friday permitted a woman to terminate her 30-week pregnancy.  The 33-year-old woman, from Nashik, told the court that the medical reports of the foetus showed that it had developed schizencephaly, a morbid condition incompatible with normal life often resulting in complete disability. Upon her request to terminate the pregnancy, a […]

The Indian government has launched the world’s largest publicly funded health insurance scheme, ‘Ayushman Bharat’- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana -also dubbed as ‘Modicare’ on Sunday, 23rd September. The scheme is set to cover some 500 million poor people around the country. It promises a health cover worth 5 lakh rupees per family per year […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]