Health

CPCB to initiate criminal prosecution for non-compliance of anti-pollution directives: Harsh Vardhan

Indian News       Oct 27, 2018

  NEW DELHI: As the average air quality in the national capital region inched towards severe levels, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said Saturday the government has decided to initiate criminal prosecution against agencies which do not comply with the directives to check air pollution.    The...

Simon White, Head of UK Casualty–Retail, AXA XL

Mental Health :Rehabilitating affected employees

Articles       Oct 27, 2018

Employers and employees alike in the UK are becoming aware of the need to talk about mental health at work. The UK Government last year commissioned a review on the subject as part of an effort to transform the way mental health is dealt with...

’Ayushman Bharat’ benefits 112,000 people, approves Rs 1.4 billion of claims in first month

Indian News       Oct 26, 2018

  New Delhi: The world’s largest healthcare program in India is running up against a challenge: many of its 500 million beneficiaries don’t have a clue about it, as they didn’t have to enroll for it.   Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s solution is to tackle the problem...

Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik

Insurance Policy with Reliance was full of frauds, scrapped: J &K Guv

Indian News       Oct 25, 2018

  Jammu:  The controversial  Jammu and Kashmir Group Medical Insurance Policy for Government employees with Anil Ambani’s Reliance General Insurance has been scarapped by Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik on Thursday.    “I have ordered termination of the Jammu and Kashmir Group Medical Insurance Policy...

New global commitment to primary health care for all at Astana conference

International News       Oct 25, 2018

  Astana, Kazakhstan: Countries around the world today agreed to the Declaration of Astana, vowing to strengthen their primary health care systems as an essential step toward achieving universal health coverage. The Declaration of Astana reaffirms the historic 1978 Declaration of Alma-Ata, the first time world...

Coming of age: Adolescent Health

Articles       Oct 14, 2018

  The world now has more young people than ever before – of the 7.2 billion people worldwide, over 3 billion are younger than 25 years, making up 42% of the world population. Around 1.2 billion of these young people are adolescents aged between 10 and...

Rejecting Human Capital Index, India says digital age demands better metric

Indian News       Oct 13, 2018

  New Delhi: Soon after India rejected the findings of the World Bank's Human Capital Index (HCI), Indian Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg said a better metric is needed for the index to measure the status of human capital in the digital age.   "HCI uses...

New Zika virus cases detected in Rajasthan's Jaipur, count in state hits 55

Indian News       Oct 13, 2018

  New Delhi: More cases of Zika virus were detected in Jaipur on Saturday, taking the total number of infected people to 55, a Rajasthan health department official said.The figure was issued by the department after a review meeting chaired by the additional chief secretary (medical...

IRDAI forms panel to examine if insurers can pay  PA claims & Benefit Based Health Policies in installments

Indian News       Oct 12, 2018

  Hyderabad: The insurance regulator. IRDAI  has formed  a committee under Suresh Mathur , executive director, IRDAI , to examine whether insurers can pay  claims in installments in respect of Personal Accident Policies and Benefit Based Health Policies as against lump sum payments.   According to IRDAI,some...

India in bottom 15 of Oxfam index on efforts to reduce inequality

International News       Oct 09, 2018

India fared poorly, ranking 147 out of 157 countries, in terms of its commitment to reducing inequality, while Denmark topped the list, a report said on Tuesday.   According to the Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index developed by Oxfam and Development Finance International, Nigeria, Singapore, India...