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  • Killed by Procedure

    Killed by Procedure

    Two learnings emerge. Firstly, our bloated bureaucracy and bureaucratic procedures have to be overhauled to make them capable of responding quickly to an emergency. Secondly, public health should not be guided by partisan politics, and a robust and effective national public health agency should be nurtured, to respond to public health threats, and to help prevent the next inevitable pandemic.

    May 12, 2021
  • IIHMR University organizes webinar on ‘Opportunities and Challenges for 21st Century Public Health’

    IIHMR University organizes webinar on ‘Opportunities and Challenges for 21st Century Public Health’

    The webinar was moderated by Dr D K Mangal, Prof and Dean Research, IIHMR University Jaipur.

    January 24, 2021
  • Gasping for Air

    Gasping for Air

    India lost 1.4 per cent of its GDP due to premature deaths and morbidity linked to pollution. The Lancet had collaborated with the Indian Council of Medical Research, Public Health Foundation of India and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation while crafting this report.

    January 7, 2021
  • Polls and disease

    Polls and disease

    States where Mr Donald Trump claims his support base, and some of which he won, are also the ones reporting the highest number of Covid positive cases as the United States set a new one-day record of 102,591 cases in a single day on Wednesday.

    November 6, 2020
  • Necessary caution

    Necessary caution

    Drawing attention to photographs and videos that exhibit recklessness of people in public places, the Prime Minister cautioned: “This is absolutely not right. Those who have become negligent and are moving about without masks are putting themselves and their families, including children and the elderly, at risk.”

    October 22, 2020
  • Europe’s woes

    Europe’s woes

    Even as anger rises over the rising economic and public health costs of responses that have generally been perceived as confused, the UK has announced that London and adjoining Essex, both densely populated, would be placed on high alert.

    October 19, 2020
  • Trouble ahead

    Trouble ahead

    By the end of this week, India should overtake Brazil to record the second-highest number of afflictions; already it has overtaken the South American nation in terms of active cases, and by a considerable measure.

    September 1, 2020
  • PGIMER Chandigarh shows TB patients way to quit smoking

    PGIMER Chandigarh shows TB patients way to quit smoking

    The School of Public Health department of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, has found in its research on first randomised trial on pulmonary Tuberculosis patients in the country that a brief Smoking Cessation Intervention for Tuberculosis (TB) patients may help smokers quit smoking and improve treatment results. PGIMER has also …

    September 8, 2017
  • Tailored suicide prevention messages work best

    Tailored suicide prevention messages work best

    "Information by itself isn't changing minds at all."

    August 1, 2017
  • Take a walk in the woods

    Take a walk in the woods

    A walk in the woods and green spaces is likely to trigger changes in the levels of excitement, engagement and frustration in the brains of the elderly people living in urban areas, a study has found. The findings have important implications for architects, planners and health professionals as the world deals with an ageing population, …

    April 11, 2017
  • Demonetisation may exacerbate public health crisis

    Demonetisation may exacerbate public health crisis

    A spate of deaths due to hospitals refusing to accept invalid currency notes has come to attention after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement invalidating 86 per cent of India’s currency on November 8. Unlike government-run hospitals, private hospitals have not been allowed to use defunct Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 notes, potentially affecting 58 per cent of …

    November 28, 2016
  • Demonetisation may exacerbate public health crisis

    Demonetisation may exacerbate public health crisis

    A spate of deaths due to hospitals refusing to accept invalid currency notes has come to attention after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement invalidating 86 per cent of India’s currency on November 8. Unlike government-run hospitals, private hospitals have not been allowed to use defunct Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 notes, potentially affecting 58 per cent of …

    November 28, 2016