Healthcare Infrastructure

Statistics, numbers, allocations, and random comparisons with previous years. For the record only. Overall healthcare budget allocation for the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare for the year 2012-2013 is Rs. 26,760 crore Here are the allocated amounts over a past few years. 2011-2012: Rs.26,760 crore 2010-2011: Rs.22,300 crore 2009-2010: Rs.19,534 crore 2008-2009: Rs.16,543 crore [...]

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.

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.

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, [...]