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Mental Health Diseases and their care in India

In an address delivered by the chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission, former Chief Justice of India, HL Dattu, expressed concerns for the lack of health care for the mentally ill in the country. He stated that while much has improved in the past years, a wide chasm still exists in the mental healthcare ..

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IIT Guwahati Researchers develop portable device to detect bacteria without lab tests

A team of researchers at Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT-G) has developed portable diagnostic device to detect bacteria without cell culture or microbiological assays. Researchers team work has been patented as well as published in July 2019 issue of Journal of Materials Chemistry of Royal Society of Chemistry. Key Highlights Function: This hand-held device ..

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National Medical Commission Bill

The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare (MHFW) has introduced the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill in the lower house of the Indian parliament. What the NMC plans to do? The NMC seeks to reform the healthcare sector in the country. It plans to replace the 63-year old Medical Council of India (MCI). There ..

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Treatment of Tuberculosis in India

Tuberculosis (TB) is a potentially infectious disease caused by bacteria. TB mostly affects the lungs and spreads from one person to another through tiny droplets which a sick person ejects in the air via coughs and sneezes. Why TB is dangerous? When compared with other diseases which are caused by a single agent, tuberculosis emerges ..

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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 ..

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