Healthcare in India

Healthcare sector in India is one of the largest in terms of employment as well as in revenue. Around 80 % of healthcare rests with private sector. The government healthcare is basically covered in rural area with primary healthcare centre, which provides succour to basic ailments. It also has speciality hospitals in major cities and reputed healthcare in metro cities. However, it is the private sector that provides majority of secondary, tertiary and quaternary care institutions with a major concentration in metros, tier I and tier II cities.

India also provides contrast in healthcare with high malnutrition, higher infant mortality rate, under vaccinated children and on the other side, India have medical tourism with world class facilities. The Indian healthcare industry is Read More

Nutrition app on Indian foods !

Indian Council of Medical Research along with National Institute of Nutrition has launched a mobile App that offers comprehensive nutrition related information on a wide range of Indian food articles. The app is available on android and ioS called ?Nutrify India Now? is based on authentic and well researched India-specific databases. It provides data on several parameters such as protein, vitamin and mineral content of the food items, besides their calorific value. The good thing about is data on available on 17 languages and also classified by Indian food groups. Read More

Odisha government launches ‘Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana' Health Assurance Scheme

Odisha government is planning to launch a new healthcare scheme ?Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana,? which will provide health assistance to 70 lakh families. Under the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana, 70 lakh people will be given health assistance of ? 5 lakh. A maximum of five people of a family will get the benefit under the scheme. The government has defined it as health assurance scheme and the entire cost will be borne by the state government. Benefits of the scheme will be availed in all government hospitals, right from sub-centres to district hospitals. Read More