Suicides in India have increased by 23% from 2000 to 2015 according to data released by the National Health Profile, 2018. India now accounts for over a third of the world’s annual female suicides and nearly a fourth of male suicides. Suicide is a major public health problem, with far-reaching socioeconomic, political, and emotional consequences. What’s the whole issue and causes behind the same, Lets see in this edition of the CRITICAL THINKERS.
The WHO estimated that at least 30% of the world’s population lacks regular access to essential medicines, and the figure increases to 50% in the poorest countries of Africa and Asia (WHO, 2011). One of the most important barriers to access to medicines is their high cost. WHAT ARE GENERIC DRUGS? Generic drugs are […]
Accusations of sexual assault have spread across India’s social media as the #MeToo movement. #MeToo may have landed in India recently but it’s not a new movement. We have seen one similar movement with same name in USA last year (Harvey Weinstein’s case). The numbers of complaints of sexual harassment of women at work places […]
Ayushman Bharat | India is concerned with many health issues be it malnutrition, infant mortality, rising noncommunicable diseases, increasing out of pocket health expenditure, lowering credibility and ethos in private health sectors etc. The NATIONAL HEALTH PROTECTION SCHEME or the Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme is the step in the right direction to give impetus […]