Cause of concern:
Health and social care:
Realities of ageing:
The ageing population is indeed a concern for the society. The topic is important for Mains, where you might be asked to give suggestions on improving the condition of ageing population and socio-economic changes that need to be brought in the country for them.
Importance of this step:
Importance of stents:
Improving access to medicines:
The op-ed is important for question on healthcare in Mains.
Can be a prelims tit-bit, Just know the name and purpose of the fund.
Remember the target and the obstacles that stand in its way for mains answer.
The information is important for Prelims and may also be used as a point in the Mains answer. Also focus the bold key points.
The case of TB:
The case of leprosy:
Some good news:
Having set concrete goals, the Centre must now demonstrate its seriousness by moving away from the flawed policies of the past.
Take down the points for writing a Mains answer. The information in Bold is important for Prelims examination.
The info about the programme is important for prelims. See b2b about status of different diseases. It can be quoted in mains answer to bring objectivity.
This is an important step for fighting the deadly disease of cancer. The government must further endeavor to lower the cost of treatment for cancer, so that even the poorest of the poor can afford it. Note down the details for Prelims.
This is but a bit of economic survey. Whole eco survey will be covered systematically in time to come. Needless to say that it is important for whole UPSC preparation.
The information here is important for Prelims exam. Note down the points in b2b.
International Vaccine Institute:
This news is important for mains from many angles – it shows an issue related to the health sector. It can also be used in an Indian society or ethics question, seeing how our organ donation rate is poor. It can be construed as Indians lagging in philanthropy. It also shows how policy decisions in an unrelated sector (roads and health) can impact and benefit each other.
It can be useful to note down some of the statistics mentioned here, they can be used in essays or other mains papers.
Which of the following is/ are the indicator/s used by IFPRI to compute the Global Hunger Index Report? [Prelims 2016]
2- Child stunting
3- Child mortality
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 1 and 3 only
Discuss: Remember a recent report about babies falling victim to microbial resistance? You can expand the dimension of this topic by adding those facts with these in an answer
Discuss: In India, the social ostracism and stigma is even more virulent than the virus when it comes to prejudice and the stigma for people living with HIV (PLHIV). Why does this happen? How can it be addressed?
Public health policy should take cognisance of ‘new’ lifestyle diseases
India has to use its newly created wealth to alter a dismal record of nutritional deprivation, ill-health.
Maternity entitlements are an important policy tool for encouraging better maternal health. We need to do away with conditionality in cash transfer scheme.
The report stated that India accounts for one out of five child deaths due to the two diseases.
An evaluation of the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) has concluded that the scheme had little or no impact on medical impoverishment in India.
Deoxy medroxy progesterone acetate (DMPA) is an injectable drug that prevents pregnancy for three months.