Sexual relationships between doctors and patients are unethical, even if consensual or instigated by the patient, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has declared. Adopting and publishing guidelines outlined by the Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS), the MCI said relationships between medicos and patients – past and present – should be discouraged and violate tenets of […]
Amidst India going to the polls to determine the composition of the 17th Lok Sabha, by-elections took place in Tamil Nadu to fill eighteen constituencies in the state’s Legislative Assembly. And in one village, residents are refusing to participate. The reason? Pollution. A polling booth established in the village of Nagaraja Kandigai has not seen […]
India is lending a helping hand to Rwanda in the fight against hepatitis. In attempts to aid the country in subsidising its expensive hepatitis treatment programme, the Indian government has donated hepatitis B and C drugs worth over USD 1.5 million (approximately Rwf 1.4 billion). The news reinforces India’s position is a giant in the […]
The “mystery infection” hitting headlines as it makes its presence felt the world over has been plaguing India as far back as 2011 according to some studies.
Leprosy was declared eliminated in India in 2005, yet the number of disease cases appear to be rising. Leprosy, if left untreated, can ruin lives. However, stigma, much like the disease itself, is also capable of inflicting severe damage to the wellbeing and dignity of the sufferer. The number of new infections in India has […]
Could India be vulnerable to potential bioterrorist attacks? Firstpost believe so. They cite an event that occurred in Cologne, Germany in June of 2018. German police raided a block of flats and arrested a man who was planning on committing an act of terror by releasing large quantities of a biological toxin called ricin. Their […]
A major threat that has been making headlines worldwide because of its enigmatic and drug-resistant nature is making its presence known in India. Drug-resistant infections are already widely known about. Malaria, tuberculosis and numerous other diseases are becoming more difficult to treat year after year as drug resistance becomes more commonplace. However, one infection — […]
Two days ahead of the first phase of elections to constitute the 17th Lok Sabha, the BJP has released its manifesto, calling it their Sankal Patra (Pledge Document) 2019. The party aims to fight the Lok Sabha polls with 75 goals for 2022 – the year India celebrates its 75th year of independence. Prime Minister […]
How can India expect to substantially improve public health when pollutants such as arsenic are commonly found in water supplies?
India does not currently see mumps as being enough of a public health issue to add a vaccine for the disease to its Universal Immunization Programme (UIP). Shabnam Begum, a Video Volunteer Community Correspondent and former teacher, wants to change this.