Mains-47: Social Sector & Services [Health]

Substance Abuse Turns Out To Be A Major Problem In India

The National Crime Record Bureau, under the Ministry of Home Affairs, has published a survey on the extent of substance abuse in India. The data collected shows a total number of 874, 750 and 778 ..

India Makes Public Health A Priority With “Eat Right India”

The Government of India has launched a massive media campaign to boost the Eat Right India movement. Along with POSHAN Abhiyaan, Anemia Mukt Bharat, Ayushman Bharat Yojana, and Swachh Bharat Mission, the Eat Right India ..

India Bans E-cigarettes

India has effectively banned the sale and purchase of e-cigarettes across the nation by passing the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (Production, Manufacture, Import, Export, Transport, Sale, Distribution, Storage and Advertisement) Bill, 2019. What are e-cigarettes? ..


Is India Overusing Antibiotics?

A study published by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) on Antibiotic prescription rates in India brought some interesting information to light. India is not only the top users of antibiotics but out consumption ..

Swachh Survekshan: A Hit Or A Miss?

In 2016, in the wake of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, in order to motivate states to maintain a cleaner and more hygienic environment, Swacfh Survekshan was launched. It is the annual nationwide-survey of cleanliness, sanitation, and ..