MICRO-CHIPS: TELEMEDICINE

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-04-05 MICRO-CHIPS: TELEMEDICINE Relevant for: Developmental Issues | Topic: Health & Sanitation and related issues “I don’t know if he’s going to get home,” said a robot to a dying man in a California hospital last month. Seventy-eight-year-old Ernest Quintana was admitted to Kaiser Permanente Hospital for chronic lung disease.…

PROJECT KANNAMMA PROVIDES SANITARY NAPKINS TO GOVERNMENT SCHOOL STUDENTS IN CHENNAI

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-03-26 PROJECT KANNAMMA PROVIDES SANITARY NAPKINS TO GOVERNMENT SCHOOL STUDENTS IN CHENNAI Relevant for: Developmental Issues | Topic: Rights & Welfare of Women – Schemes & their Performance, Mechanisms, Laws Institutions and Bodies One step ahead (Far left) Workers from Irula Tribal Women’s Welfare Society manufacturing the Aavaram pads (left)…

PARADIGM SHIFT FOR TB CONTROL

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-03-26 PARADIGM SHIFT FOR TB CONTROL Relevant for: Developmental Issues | Topic: Health & Sanitation and related issues Tuberculosis (TB) remains the biggest killer disease in India, outnumbering all other infectious diseases put together — this despite our battle against it from 1962, when the National TB Programme (NTP) was…

THE KERALA ALERT: DRAWING ATTENTION TO THE LITTLE-KNOWN WEST NILE VIRUS

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-03-23 THE KERALA ALERT: DRAWING ATTENTION TO THE LITTLE-KNOWN WEST NILE VIRUS Relevant for: Developmental Issues | Topic: Health & Sanitation and related issues The death of a child in Kerala’s Malappuram district has drawn attention to the epidemiology of the little-known West Nile Virus in India. Though awareness is…

INTEGRATE TB SERVICES WITH PRIMARY HEALTH SYSTEM: LANCET

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-03-21 INTEGRATE TB SERVICES WITH PRIMARY HEALTH SYSTEM: LANCET Relevant for: Developmental Issues | Topic: Health & Sanitation and related issues Diagnosis and treatment need improvement, says the report. Of the 10 million new tuberculosis (TB) cases reported globally in 2017 by the World Health Organisation, 2.74 million were from…

HEALTH MINISTRY REVIEWS THE PREPAREDNESS ON WEST NILE FEVER

Source : www.pib.nic.in Date : 2019-03-20 HEALTH MINISTRY REVIEWS THE PREPAREDNESS ON WEST NILE FEVER. Relevant for: Developmental Issues | Topic: Health & Sanitation and related issues Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Health Ministry reviews the preparedness on West Nile Fever. Posted On: 19 MAR 2019 6:34PM by PIB Delhi The Ministry of Health…

ON THE LEARNING CURVE: TRANSFORMING EDUCATION OUTCOMES IN INDIA

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-03-20 ON THE LEARNING CURVE: TRANSFORMING EDUCATION OUTCOMES IN INDIA Relevant for: Developmental Issues | Topic: Education and related issues Among the lakhs of employees on the payrolls of State governments in India, the education department, unarguably, has the largest share of employees. Besides frontline service providers (teachers), there are…

DISEMPOWERING GRAM SABHAS

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-03-20 DISEMPOWERING GRAM SABHAS Relevant for: Developmental Issues | Topic: Rights & Welfare of STs, SCs, and OBCs – Schemes & their Performance, Mechanisms, Laws Institutions and Bodies The FRA was enacted to recognise the pre-existing rights of forest-dwellers. Since 1980, through the Forest Conservation Act (FCA), the Ministry of…

INDIA ON THE BRINK OF A DRY EYE DISEASE EPIDEMIC, SAYS STUDY

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-03-19 INDIA ON THE BRINK OF A DRY EYE DISEASE EPIDEMIC, SAYS STUDY Relevant for: Developmental Issues | Topic: Health & Sanitation and related issues Early diagnosis and treatment is crucial. For the first time, a large-scale, hospital-based study in India involving over 14.5 lakh patients had found the incidence…

HOW TO INSULATE THE LOKPAL FROM GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE

Source : www.hindustantimes.com Date : 2019-03-19 HOW TO INSULATE THE LOKPAL FROM GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE Relevant for: Developmental Issues | Topic: Important Aspects of Governance, Transparency & Accountability including Right to Information and Citizen Charter Former Supreme Court judge PC Ghose is likely to be India’s first Lokpal, a report in the Hindustan Times said on…