Budget 2021: 137 per cent hike for healthcare, but experts say read fine print

The budget proposals for 2021-2022 rest on six pillars, said Sitharaman, naming health and well-being ahead of five others.

02 Feb 2021

Government planning emergency use authorisation of Covid-19 vaccine, says Health Minister

The statement by the minister indicates that the government is planning to allow vaccination of a section of people even before phase 3 trials of Covid-19 vaccines are completed.

13 Sep 2020

Along with COVID-19, healthcare sector deals with another crisis: Doctors’ suicides

Over the last two months, at least 11 suicides by doctors have been reported, the latest being the case of a government doctor, Nagendra SR in Mysuru, Karnataka.

24 Aug 2020

COVID-19: To wear or not to wear a mask? Even govt agencies are not on same page

The manual, designed jointly with the health ministry and issued by the PSA’s office, cited an influenza modeling study from the US that noted elimination of infection with 80 per cent use of masks

31 Mar 2020

Coronavirus cases cross 150 mark in India

Coronavirus cases crossed 150-mark in the country, while another 276 Indians got added to the list on Wednesday as they tested positive abroad.

19 Mar 2020

Spadework for population law begins

Congress-era Bill tabled in 1992 being studied to assess its feasibility in present times

15 Feb 2020

One in seven persons in India suffers from mental disorder, finds ICMR survey

This was revealed by the first comprehensive study on disease burden due to mental disorders, conducted by Indian Council of Medical Research.

24 Dec 2019

Fraud cases abound in NDA's health scheme

Sample this: Seven women got added to a family quota to get their Ayushman Bharat cards and the next week they were having delivered babies in a private hospital. 

01 Sep 2019

Sex harassment at work cases up 4,000% in 4 years

The figures, accessed by TNIE, show that while 371 cases were reported in 2014, the number shot up to 14,866 in 2018 (till October) — a rise of over 3,907 per cent.

22 Oct 2018

#MeToo: Another woman comes out against Union minister M J Akbar 

At least 15 women journalists have called out Akbar so far.

17 Oct 2018

Demon unleashed by demonetisation: Mental illness

Sometime in mid-November last year, 55-year-old policeman Jay Kumar began feeling extremely low and fearful.

19 Aug 2018

Expect modest healthcare plan 'Ayushman Bharat' rollout on Independence day

Ayushman Bharat scheme to cater to less than 80 districts in 11 states for now.

14 Aug 2018

Juvenile convict in 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape case untraceable: WCD Ministry

Sources added that there were reports in 2016 that the juvenile convict had changed his name and was working in a roadside eatery away from Delhi with help of an NGO. 

10 Jul 2018

IIT Kanpur orders probe into alleged JEE Advanced result leak

The Mohali-Panchkula edition of a Hindi newspaper, printed on Saturday evening, carried a report that said Goyal, who scored 337 out of 360 marks, held the first rank.

11 Jun 2018

Health costs make Indians financially sick, finds disease-specific report

According to a WHO-World Bank report released last year, India accounts for about half of the estimated 100 million people pushed into poverty worldwide every year due to out-of-pocket expenses.

21 May 2018