Experts have predicted that the allocation for the healthcare sector in the Union Budget 2021-22 is likely to go up by 40 per cent. However, we will have to wait for Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to make the announcement on Monday, February 1. Before getting to the expectations from the Union Budget for the healthcare sector this year, it is of paramount importance to understand that it has been one of the most neglected sectors irrespective of the governments in power.

The long-fought COVID-19 war will certainly result in grave repercussions as well as a plethora of changes in the healthcare landscape. The healthcare sector should gear up for yet another challenge soon after the pandemic.

“Every cloud has a silver lining” At a time when the entire globe is under the dark clouds of coronavirus, the healthcare sector in the country has a new ally in its fight against the global pandemic. Guess who? A host of innovations and groundbreaking changes are making their way on to the Indian healthcare […]

A study on prevalence and risk factors of suicidality in India by doctors from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences states that suicidality is more prevalent at 5.1% than death by suicide at 0.024% among adults aged 18 years and above. Suicidality is the thoughts, plans, attempts and acts inflicted by oneself […]

A novel diagnostic test for tuberculosis has been endorsed by the World Health Organisation beholding to its “high diagnostic accuracy”. The WHO’s Global TB programme has included TrueNat TB test, a new molecular test that detects tuberculosis as well as resistance to the drug Rifampicin in about 90 minutes, in its rapid communication document on […]

AIIMS New Delhi completes trials for a low-cost, painless ‘Pocket Colposcope’ for cervical cancer screening, developed by Duke University. The new device will cost 500$ against the $15,000 of the currently used machine. The results of the trials are yet to be published. Talking about the results, Dr Neerja Bhatia, professor of gynaecology at AIIMS, […]

Image: ANI Rural Healthcare is still struggling to provide all the facilities at its best to the people. Shortage of staff, medical equipment, medicines are few among the many problems which rural India still finds it hard to meet. But the doctors in the hospital of Odisha’s Mayurbhanj demands something basic. Electricity. These doctors in […]

According to the latest study in PLoS medicine, in India, private practitioners are delivering inadequate care to the TB patients. The study was conducted in Mumbai and Patna. The study warns that almost 6 out of 10 TB patients visiting private doctors in these two places fail to get medical treatment. The findings came ahead […]