India has second highest diabetic people in the world

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India tops the list of countries with the highest number of diabetics. According to International Diabetes FederationDiabetes Atlas 2017, China has the largest number of diabetes (11.43 cr.), followed by India (7.29 cr.) with second largest number of people with diabetes in the world. In India, 13.8% population have blood sugar level above 140 mg/dl, in the age group of 15-49 years according to NFHS-4.

India's spending on health sector has grown: Union Health Minister

India’s expenditure on the health sector has gone up from 1.2 per cent of the GDP in 2013-14 to 1.4 per cent in 2017-2018, said Union Health Minister JP Nadda.He also said the funds spent by the government, including states, would further increase when the 'Ayushman Bharat' scheme will comes in effect. The National Health Policy 2017 envisages raising government health spending to 2.5 per cent of the GDP by 2025.

 
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Scientists decipher how J.E virus enters brain cells

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India falters on breastfeeding

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Scientists help the way for a vaccine against TB

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Vitamin D deficiency and pre-diabetic women

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Lower vitamin D levels may be linked to higher blood glucose levels in Indian women with pre-diabetes condition, according to a new study.

What is ICD and why is it important?

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Despite International Classification of Diseases being introduced in 1993, a majority of hospitals in India are not ICD compliant. 

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Reduction in open-defecation, increased age at pregnancy and education are three key factors in reducing anaemia among pregnant women in India.

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Cholera: India's data collection problem

Cholera is a deadly disease. It has killed millions of people worldwide and according to the WHO estimates it still kills 100,000 to 130,000 people every year worldwide. India is one of the worst Cholera hit countries. It has been also the source of cholera pandemic in the world. Yet there is no actual data available about the toll of the disease. Officially India has informed the WHO that there were only 841 cases of Cholera reported in the country in 2016.

Cost of healthcare in India

Out of pocket (OOP) medical expenses make up about 67% of all healthcare costs in India according to NHA estimates and off course forms a major chunk in overall healthcare expenditure while public spending remains low. High OOP for health brings a financial burden on families and discourages people from seeking timely care. Therefore, government needs to pump in more funds to address healthcare needs of people.

Half of India's AIDS deaths in 3 states

An estimated 49000 people died from AIDS-related illnesses in 2016 and more than 31000 till October 2017. Three big states are responsible for maximum number of deaths in India. Approximately, half of AIDS related deaths are confined to Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.  Although, a steady decline has been witnessed over the past four years but new pockets of infections have emerged in Gujarat, Bihar, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

In HP, 46% TB patients lack treatment

Tuberculosis (TB) is curable and preventable. Yet about 4,80,000 people die every year in India due to TB. Himachal Pradesh government has set the target for 2023 so that it becomes the first TB free state in the country. However, almost half of TB patients in the state still don’t receive treatment. In 2017, 15,715 TB patients were notified from public sector out of which only 8,487 patients received the treatment, as per Union Health Ministry data.

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