What ails The Current Approach to Ayurveda

What ails The Current Approach to Ayurveda For Mains Concerns Ayurveda’s ancient treatises cannot be expected to retain relevance in their entirety. There must be a dispassionate sifting through their contents to convert them for prudent practical use. Ayurveda has been in use for over […]

Monkey Pox

Monkey Pox Context: A recent study has found that people can be infected with monkeypox without showing any of the typical or atypical symptoms. What is Monkey pox? It is a viral zoonotic disease (transmission from animals to people) known as monkeypox because it is […]

Digi Medicines

Digi Medicines Context: • Digital Vaccines, along with Digital Medicines, are part of an emerging medical field termed Digital Therapeutics that amalgamates medicine with technology to tackle lifestyle ailments. Background: • The healthcare system has failed to address the issue of chronic diseases as the […]

Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act

Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act Context: The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act was brought into force in the year 1971 to address the challenge of maternal mortality owing to unsafe abortions. Background: The Union Government in the 1960’s constituted the Shantilal Shah Committee […]

Disease Outbreaks and its Impact

Disease Outbreaks and its Impact Context: In the past decade the world has seen several outbreaks, due to which there has been serious impact socially and economically. In this context it is important to analyse how the developing nations and developed countries have struggled to […]

Public Health and Management Cadre

Public Health and Management Cadre Context: In April this year, the Union government released a guidance document on the setting up of a ‘public health and management cadre’ (PHMC) as well as revised editions of the Indian Public Health Standards (IPHS). Background: The ‘public health […]

India Hypertension Control Initiative

India Hypertension Control Initiative   Context:   A project called the India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI) finds that nearly 23% out of 2.1 million Indians have uncontrolled blood pressure.   Background:   Recognising that hypertension is a severe and growing public health problem in India, […]

India’s Pharma Exports 

India’s Pharma Exports  Context: Indian pharma exports witnessed a growth of 103% since 2013-14, from Rs. 90, 415 Crores in 2013-14 to Rs. 1,83,422 Crores in 2021-22.  The exports achieved in 2021-22 is the Pharma Sector’ best export performance ever.  Background: In the worldwide pharmaceuticals […]