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Healthcare

12th November – Strengthening Public Healthcare

Strengthening public health capacities in disasters In 2005, India enacted the Disaster Management Act, which laid an institutional framework for managing disasters across the country. Disaster management considerations were to be incorporated into every aspect of development and the activities of different sectors, including health. While some headway has indeed been achieved, the approach continues …

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20th August – National Digital Health Mission

National Digital Health Mission The National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) announced by the Prime Minister on Independence Day has the potential to transform the healthcare sector, making it more technologically advanced, inclusive and delivery-driven. How? The move to use technology to streamline processes such as medical record-keeping, sharing of healthcare data, appointments and similar healthcare …

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14th May – Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare The modern era of global connectivity and high levels of mobile usage in India present significant opportunities for access to AI technology focused healthcare within the following areas – AI in assistance to Physicians – AI can relieve highly-skilled medical professionals from routine activities, freeing up doctors to concentrate on the …

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13th April – India’s health sector

Rejuvenating India’s health sector Doctors and healthcare workers are the heroes of our battle against COVID 19. The coronavirus crisis has provided a once in a lifetime opportunity for a complete overhaul of India’s health sector. The rejuvenation of the health sector can provide the nucleus for remaking of India Post Coronavirus. Features of India’s …

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25th February – Demographic Dividend

India’s population is among the youngest in an ageing world. By 2022, the median age in India will be 28 years; in comparison, it will be 37 in China and the United States, 45 in western Europe, and 49 in Japan. A demographic dividend, said to have commenced around 2004-05, is available for close to …

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Healthcare In Public Sector | PIB Summary

Healthcare | Details According to National Family Health Survey 3 (NFHS -3) (2005-06), the primary source of health care for 69.5 percent households in urban areas and 62.5 percent households in rural areas was private healthcare sector. However, recently completed NFHS-4 (2015-16) reveals that for around 52 percent households in urban areas and around 44 percent households in …

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