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India  /  Published 27.05.22

Co-WIN: for all vaccines soon

The Union government is planning to repurpose the Co-WIN platform for India's Universal Immunisation Programme and other national health programmes while continuing with its current function of re...
By Payal Banerjee in New Delhi

India  /  Published 01.04.22

Insurance sweetener for private hospitals

The Centre’s health scheme that provides up to Rs 5 lakh per year for hospitalisation costs to poor households has proposed an annual inflation-linked increase in the reimbursement rates for all...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 01.04.22

Centre plans drug registry

The Union health ministry has proposed the creation of a national drug registry, a digital public database providing clinical and other information about all drugs approved in the country under variou...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 12.02.22

Health record app rolls out

People across India may create Ayushman Bharat Health Accounts to digitally store their personal health records through Aarogya Setu, the Covid-19 app for contact tracing and mapping launched by the C...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 12.02.21

A tale of two health schemes

As always, the battle over healthcare schemes has begun before elections. However, political parties tend to forget or intentionally ignore the importance of universal healthcare coverage. A year befo...
By Sumanta Roy


India  /  Published 24.09.20

Digital health plan push despite privacy worries

India’s government is using the coronavirus pandemic to push its plan to digitise the health records and data of its 1.3 billion people, despite concerns about privacy and increased surveillance...
By Reuters in New Delhi

India  /  Published 30.07.20

Covid fatality rate falls, govt claims credit

India’s count of coronavirus disease patients rose above 1.5 million on Wednesday while the case fatality rate among Covid-19 patients has fallen to 2.23 per cent, the lowest since April. The U...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.10.19

Health glass half full (or empty)

Inactive hospitals and fewer patients’ admissions than expected have vexed a nationwide health scheme launched by the Centre a year ago to provide free hospital treatment to poor and vulnerable fami...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 20.05.20

Over 1 cr availed free treatment under Ayushman Bharat: NHA

Over one crore people have availed treatment worth around Rs 13,412 crore for free in hospitals across the country under the Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme since its launch in September 2018,...
By PTI in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 24.11.19

Cancer care disparity

A government analysis has bolstered suspicions that some private hospitals may have provided inappropriate treatment to sections of cancer patients to increase the amounts claimed under the nationwide...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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