- Priority should be women and child health: NHRC
DaijiWorld November 05 2013
There are a large number of problems in India associated with women and child health so their healthcare should be a priority for the government the NHRC's chairperson said Tuesday."A large percentage of the child population suffers from malnutrition and stunted growth. There is prevalence of widespread anemia among both women and children " said K.G. Balakrishnan chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).
- Union Cabinet all set to approve Pharmaceutical Purchase Policy for Central Public Sector Enterprise: Jaipur to get its own Metro
India Today October 30 2013
Union Cabinet is all set to approve Pharmaceutical Purchase Policy for Central Public Sector Enterprise and subsidiaries for purchase of 103 medicines including one used in diabetes for a period of 5 years. The government will purchase the drug at reasonable price and the aim would be to ensure that government remains in possession of drugs if emergency arises. The Cabinet note says that a report of high level expert group on universal health coverage for India recommended that the strengthening of this sector is required to protect the capacity of domestic drug and vaccine industry to meet national need.
- 'India needs Rs 1.63 lakh cr investment in healthcare by 2017'
Business Standard October 27 2013
The Indian healthcare sector will need a total capital investment of Rs 1 62 500 crore to provide accessible and affordable healthcare during the 12th Plan period says a report.
- Hospitals out-of-pocket and out of reach
Hindustan Times October 19 2013
India's healthcare is affordable we're told now and then even through development statistics tell a different story. Less than 10% people in India have some form of health insurance. Hospitalizations account for about 58% of an average Indian's total annual expenditure. Over 40% people borrow.
- Centre will launch urban health mission soon: Health minister V S Sivakumar
Times of India Oct 7 2013
Health minister V S Sivakumar said the state government will soon launch the union government-sponsored National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) scheme across the state.