Tag: Healthcare

BJP protests poor healthcare facility at MKCG Hospital in Berhampur
BJP protests poor healthcare facility at MKCG Hospital in Berhampur

BJP activists alleged that though the doctors have been transferred very often, no new doctors got posted in their place. As a result, healthcare services are in disarray at the hospital. 

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Making efforts to provide affordable healthcare service: Odisha CM

The Odisha government is giving top priority to the healthcare sector and consistently making efforts to provide affordable and quality healthcare service to the people, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said here on Monday.

Hijab/Burqa Clad Women In Afghanistan
Taliban Says Healthcare Should Be Denied To Female Patients Who Do Not Observe Hijab

Since regaining power in August, the Taliban has gradually resurrected its discriminatory policies, enforcing strict segregation in universities, government offices, and on public transportation, RFE/RL reported.

Future Belongs To Societies That Invest In Healthcare: MoS Health
Future Belongs To Societies That Invest In Healthcare: MoS Health

"In addition to the establishment of AIIMS, priority has been given to the development of modern treatment facilities and an increase in the number of skilled doctors, so that affordable treatment can be provided to the poor," she added.

Pregnant Women Carried On Cots
Pregnant Women Carried On Cots, Stretchers Exposes Failure

Pregnant Women Carried On Cots, Stretchers Exposes Failure.

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Odisha man shoulders sick daughter to hospital
Video Of Odisha Man Shouldering Sick Daughter To Hospital Goes Viral; Bolangir CDMO Orders Probe

With no solace in sight, hopeless and helpless Dhubal took the decision to sell off all the belongings that they had to get back the lost smile on her daughter’s face. Since they can’t afford the price of a vehicle, they on Monday started off their journey to hospital on foot.

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Unavailability Of Doctors, Water Scarcity Haunt Rural Odisha

Allegations of shortage of doctors and scarcity of water rocked Bhadrak and Banki on Saturday when locals resorted to protest at both the places

An Empowered Odisha Medical Service Is Of Top Priority To Battle Covid-19
An Empowered Odisha Medical Service Is Of Top Priority To Battle Covid-19

The present health care system in Odisha gives neither a voice nor authority to doctors. Policy decisions are made with no reference to the stakeholders. With all of us having a lot to learn of lessons every day from Covid, feedback from all healthcare workers is of paramount importance.

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Odisha To Spend Rs 164 Crore For E-Hospital Management Information System

In order to streamline and strengthen quality public health service delivery to the people of the State, Odisha Health and Family Welfare Department is going to implement OeHMIS (Odisha e- Hospital Management Information System) in all Government Medical Colleges.

Cyberattacks: Healthcare, Retail Sectors Among Most Targeted
Cyberattacks: Healthcare, Retail Sectors Among Most Targeted

San Francisco: Organisations in the business and professional services, retail and hospitality, financial, healthcare and high technology were the top targets of cybercriminals in 2020, said a new report on…

Govt Working On Four Fronts To Keep India Healthy: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said his government is taking a holistic approach to healthcare in the country and is not just focused on treatment but also wellness. Addressing a webinar on the effective implementation of the Union Budget’s provisions in the health sector, Modi said the budget allocated for the health […]

4 Doctors Appointed In ‘Swabhiman Anchal’ To Boost Healthcare Facility
4 Doctors Appointed In ‘Swabhiman Anchal’ To Boost Healthcare Facility

Malkangiri: In a bid to provide better healthcare facility to the residents of the far-flung ‘Swabhiman Anchal’, the district administration has appointed four doctors in the area. According to sources, the district administration has appointed two MBBS and two specialist doctors at the district headquarters hospital (DHH). Every week, these doctors will visit hospitals in […]

Odisha Patients Caught In Quagmire Of Medical Negligence & COVID-19

Berhampur: Dead bodies deprived of last rites to patients shunned by hospitals and ambulances – the COVID-19 pandemic, which ought to have fostered empathy, in turn seems to have begotten stigma & negligence fuelled by unfounded paranoia & unawareness. It won’t be a mistake to say that the healthcare system in Ganjam district has betrayed […]

COVID-19: PM Modi says advancements nations make in health sector will matter more than ever

New Delhi: The world must unite and focus on “humanity-centric” aspects of development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday, noting that advancements nations make in the health sector will matter more than ever as countries battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Modi also sought a discussion on advances in telemedicine, use of ‘Make in India’ products […]

Fat Around Arteries May Be Good For Health

New York: Researchers have found that fat around our arteries may play an important role in keeping those blood vessels healthy. The fat, known as perivascular adipose tissue, or PVAT, helps arteries do what scientists call “stress relax,” or let go of muscular tension while under constant strain. This is similar to the bladder, which […]

Cong, BJD Praise CM Naveen Patnaik's 5T Initiative

Bhubaneswar: Members of both the ruling Biju Janata Dal and the opposition on Monday praised Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for his 5T initiative implemented in the states health sector. Senior Congress member Taraprasad Bahinipati while participating in a discussion in the Assembly praised the 5T initiative and thanked the chief minister, Health Minister N […]

Odisha Draft Health Policy Paints Grim Realities

Bhubaneswar: Even though healthcare in Odisha is in a shambles, the State government is planning to bring a new health policy soon with a 15-year vision. A committee formed under the chairmanship of Health Adviser to the State government Dr K. Srinath Reddy has sought suggestions from experts to finalise the health policy. As per […]

Malkangiri Collector sets example by choosing govt hospital for wife’s delivery

Malkangiri: While government hospitals may not be the preferred choice for many when it comes to childbirth, the district collector of Malkangiri has set a big precedent for everyone by preferring to admit his wife for delivery at a government hospital. According to sources, Malkangiri Collector Manish Agarwal’s wife complained of  labour pain on July […]

Healthcare in a shambles in Jajpur, Gajapati due to shortage of doctors

Jajpur/Gajapati: Odisha government has set up healthcare centres at different places to provide better healthcare to people, however, most of them lie in neglect. While at some health centres doctors remain absent, in others patients are left at the mercy of pharmacists. Patients at the Shikulipadar Primary Health Centre under Mohana block of Gajapati district […]

Massive rise in mental health awareness in India

New Delhi: While mental health has often remained a widely ignored topic and a taboo in the Indian society, a new report shows over 80 per cent rise in the number of people seeking help for mental health issues, especially in tier-2 cities. According to domestic digital healthcare platform Practo’s annual healthcare map, there has […]

'India can leap ahead with AI in healthcare'

New Delhi: India has a unique opportunity to leap ahead with Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare, as well as to bring the powers of cloud and AI to the broader world, a top Microsoft executive said on Wednesday. According to Peter Lee, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft Healthcare, India has a well-laid infrastructure and advanced […]

Despite ‘elimination’ claims, Odisha's fight against leprosy continues

Bhubaneswar: The rising number of leprosy patients in Odisha has raised serious questions on the state of healthcare in the State. As per a report published on the basis of the figures of last 3 years, there are 300 more cases of leprosy in Odisha in 2018 than 2016. ParticularIy in Koraput, the number of […]

Christmas meal linked to high cholesterol level: Study

London: While we all love to binge on rich, palatable Christmas meals, its consumption in large quantities may boost cholesterol levels, researchers have warned. The study showed that right after the Christmas break, butter and cream in Christmas foods boost cholesterol levels more than assumed and that levels are 20 per cent higher than in […]

Mindfulness strategies may help shed excess weight

London: Mindfulness training could be the key to support weight loss in individuals with obesity, thereby facilitating healthier eating behaviours, as per a new study. Mindfulness is a mind-body practice where individuals learn to achieve heightened awareness of their current state of mind and immediate environment in the present moment. The study showed that individuals […]

Probiotics might help in treating bipolar disorder

New York: A probiotic supplement may help reduce inflammation of the gut, which is known to exacerbate bipolar disorder as well as other psychiatric mood disorders, say researchers. Bipolar disorder is a psychiatric condition characterised by dramatic shifts in mood from depression to mania. According to the study, by Faith Dickerson from Sheppard Pratt Health […]

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Soon C-sections to be performed by robots: Report

London: Robotics are expected to become so sophisticated, hospitals may not need surgeons. Controlled by healthcare assistants, the machines will soon be delivering babies by carrying out C-sections as well as other surgeries, say experts. The predictions are based on the report by the “Commission on the Future of Surgery” set up by the Royal […]

Healthcare hit as blood bank staff continue stir

Berhampur: Blood transfusion facilities have been badly hit across Odisha due to the ongoing cease-work strike by blood bank officials since November 26. Thalassemic patients and their relatives have been the biggest sufferers due to the strike. The condition is severe at the Berhampur MKCG Medical College and Hospital where blood banks have been closed […]

Cots, slings still only option to shift patients to hospital in Koraput

Koraput: Despite tall claims of Odisha government about its efforts to provide basic healthcare facilities to tribals living in remote locations, patients continue to be shifted to hospitals in cots and slings in Koraput district. For the residents of Turli village under Narayanpatna block, such traditional methods are the only source to shift critical patients […]

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Healthcare: India 145th among 195 countries in terms of accessibility, quality

New Delhi: India ranks 145th among 195 countries in terms of quality and accessibility of healthcare, behind its neighbours like China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan, according to a Lancet study. The Global Burden of Disease study, however, mentioned that India has seen improvements in healthcare access and quality since 1990. In 2016, India’s healthcare […]

Advice for couples facing fertility issues

New Delhi: One in every six couples face fertility problems in India, thereby making the process of conceiving strenuous and stressful for many. While some fertility problems are not preventable, there are vital actions one can take to help initiate a new beginning. Lavanya Kiran, Gynaecologist at Narayana Healthcare’s Women’s and Child Institute and Anil […]

Standardization of home healthcare to benefit the aged

New Delhi: The Quality and Accreditation Institute (QAI) on Saturday said it has set benchmarks for the home healthcare industry, to open doors for respectable players and medical insurers thereby benefiting a large section of the country’s ageing population. “The home healthcare industry is ready to witness a revolution with introduction of standardization,” said QAI, […]

Staff shortage despite facilities hits patient care in Khurda

Khurda: There seems to be no end to the miseries of patients depending on Khurda district headquarters hospital even as crores of rupees have been spent by Odisha government for its complete makeover with a modern maternal and child and trauma care centre. Though two months passed to the inauguration of the mother and child […]

Odisha signs 4 MoUs to boost healthcare delivery

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today signed 4 Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) with different agencies for better delivery of healthcare in the State. The Health and Family Welfare Department, in presence of CM Naveen Patnaik, signed MoUs with Global Healthcare System Private Limited (Kolkata), Centre for Stem Cell Research, Christian Medical College (Vellore), Narayan Hrudayalaya and […]

Poor road hits healthcare services in Kalyansinghpur

Rayagada: Healthcare services in villages located in Niyamgiri hills under Kalyansinghpur block are in a shambles because of poor road connectivity. As a result, patients are carried in slings and bamboo raft for more than 20 kms to Kalyansinghpur hospital at regular intervals. Though the Rayagada district administration has launched bike ambulance services in the […]

74% feel corruption is common in Government hospitals, reveals survey

New Delhi: Seventy-four per cent of respondents in a recent set of polls said that corruption related to procurement/supplies is a common phenomenon at government hospitals while just 2 per cent said that was not the case. Twenty-four per cent were not sure about this. Citizens’ engagement platform LocalCircle conducted the surveys in the wake […]

Odisha healthcare: Superstitions & ambulance failure continue

Keonjhar/Bhubaneswar: That the healthcare services in Odisha have been far less than what is desired was once again proved after three  different cases of ambulance failure and medical negligence were reported from Keonjhar and Bhubaneswar. In Keonjhar, one Etwa Munda had to carry his seriously ailing wife, Samtara in a trolley rickshaw to a hospital […]

Pregnant women suffer in separate incidents in Odisha due to lack of amenities

Rayagada: Incidents depicting neglected condition of health care services in backward areas of the state surface every now and then. In one such instance a pregnant woman suffering from labour pain was helped on a stretcher by four men who carried her on their shoulders for nearly five kilometres after being unable to fetch an […]

Structural gaps plaguing healthcare in Odisha

So think about this situation. There is a government Primary Health Center (PHC). There is no doctor there since a very long time. There is no decent infrastructure either. There is a big banyan tree outside the PHC. Suspended from the branches of the tree are Intravenous (IV) lines. And they are getting into veins […]

India to help upgrade Cote d'Ivoire's military hospitals

Accra: India is providing a $71.40 million line of credit (LoC) to Cote d’Ivoire to finance the upgrading of four military hospitals in Abidjan, Korhogo, Bouake and Daloa regions. Under the LoC, the Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) will reimburse 100 per cent of contract value to Indian exporters, upfront upon shipment of goods. […]

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Odisha to introduce boat ambulances and upgrade 108 service

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to augment the existing healthcare delivery system, Odisha government has decided to allocate six boat ambulances in four districts where people are facing problems in availing 108 ambulance service. The boat ambulance service will be made available in Koraput, Kendrapara, Kalahandi and Malkangiri districts through state funds, said P K Meherda, […]