Healthcare in India: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Over 120 million Indians’ medical data leaked

A German cybersecurity firm called Greenbone Sustainable Resilience recently published a report on medical data leaks. It revealed that the medical details of more than 120 million Indian patients have been leaked and made available on the Internet. The state of Maharashtra is placed at the top of the list of states that are affected by ..

Tackling Doctors Shortage in India

The data from the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare shows the following about the number of doctors in India: A total of 11,46,044 allopathic doctors were registered with the State Medical Councils/ Medical Council of India as on December 31, 2018. India has a poor doctor-population ratio of 1:1456 as compared with the ..

Short Note : Healthcare in India

To improve the quantity and quality of primary healthcare in the country, India will have over 40,000 Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs). India currently has 19,000 AB-HWCs operational throughout the country. These facts were part of the information provided by the Union Minister of Health to the Rajya Sabha. What are AB-HWCs? The ..

New Free Drug Policy by Govt

What is New Free Drug Policy launched by Govt of India? Objective: To provide medical benefits to country’s 121 Crore population, the Govt of India has launched Free Drug policy. Under this policy every citizen of the country will be entitled to free medicines in all public health centers spread across the country. Only generic ..

Cabinet approves for Indo-UK JV on affordable healthcare

The Cabinet approved the implementation of a joint venture programme on affordable Healthcare. The Department of Biotechnology and the Wellcome Trust, London, U.K., one of the world’s largest bio-medical research charities, propose to establish a joint funding initiative called R&D for Affordable Healthcare in India. The programme will support translational and innovative research projects at ..