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 […]

India needs a standardized unified healthcare system, to reduce the gap between the ‘quality’ of healthcare the rich and the poor are getting. Bihar People’s Health Movement and National Sample Survey have come across shocking data such as – average cost per admission at a government hospital costs 7 times the monthly income, instances of ghost […]