A few hundred rupees, drugs or promise of a good livelihood is all you need to lure a person to the hell hole of illegal blood trade. Here the unwilling victim is kept locked, drugged, chained and is then drained of the only commodity he has – Blood
Blood donation is a noble life-saving act that has no equal. It is an honour to be able to donate blood for you play a part in saving someones life or improving their health condition. Donating blood is a great way to help a fellow human being. But there may be reasons wherein you will be denied of an opportunity to donate your blood.
Read about blood donors and check if you or someone you know are legally and medically qualified to donate blood.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has released its Annual Performance Report for the year 2010 - 2011.
Department of Health & Family Welfare, Department of Ayush, Department of Health Research and Department of AIDS Control, together form the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) of India. Their performance, targets, achievements, status, progress, concerns, etc have been listed down in this annual document.
Download a copy of this annual report of MOHFW for the year 2010-2011.
About 2,000 wrong patents concerning Indian systems of medicine were being granted every year at the international level, mainly due to the fact that India's traditional medicine knowledge existed in manuscripts in local and ancient languages. These are not understood by the laymen or the international patent examiners.
We now live in an era wherein we have to fight for what is right fully ours. Read on India's attempt to protect and safeguard its ancient healthcare knowledge with the help of TKDL - Traditional Knowledge Digital Library.
Most of us have received an email that stipulates that there is Supreme court ruling that in case of any accident, you should go ahead and help the victim, without being bothered about the legal hassles, police paperwork, etc. While this should be the best thing to have happenend to the public, it is not confirmed if this is legal or just an email hoax.
Today in India, about 2 million Aanganwadi workers are reaching out to a population of 70 million women, children and sick people, helping them become and stay healthy. Read more on why Anganwadi workers are the most important and oft-ignored essential link of Indian healthcare.
Kingfisher Airlines is the only airline in India to introduce special fares for medical emergencies. So you can rush to your loved ones in the event of a medical crisis or the demise of an immediate family member without adding to your list of concerns . As Medical Emergency Fares ensure that you don’t have to pay the last minutes fares.
Time for a reality check. Thanks to marginal (read low and negligable) budget allocation for medical and healthcare sector, India has earned a shameful distinction of being one of the lowest in the world in terms of public spending on health. Low budget allocation means not many hospitals, facilities, resources and manpower to take care of healthcare. [...]
Here is an excerpt video of feature broadcast by CNN talking and comparing healthcare scenario in many countries. Comparison to USA is made to show that our life expectancy, expenditure on health - per capita spending, and healthcare consumption of the GDP…. is way too less. And like always, India is conveniently (and mostly) about inaccessible healthcare, [...]
The National Rural Health Mission for the year 2005 to 2012 seeks to provide effective healthcare to rural population throughout the country and to raise public spending on Health from 0.9% of GDP to 2-3% of GDP. Whilst it looks good on paper, it is still a long way to go for our country so fraught with red-tape, corruption, [...]