Healthcare

Integrated Child Development Services: a largely unnoticed scheme that needs timely intervention

In another three years, India will commemorate the 50th Anniversary for one of its earliest flagship programmes, Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS). The programme’s intention is to ensure Early Childhood Care and Development for Children between 0-6 years of age. Beyond this, the programme also caters to the needs of pregnant and lactating mothers by …

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In a Post-Pandemic India, Awareness Campaigns Can Help Marginalized Communities Gain Increased Access to Basic Healthcare Delivery

In a post-pandemic India, awareness campaigns can help the country’smarginalized communities gain increased access to basic healthcare delivery The healthcare needs of India’s ultra-vulnerable populations – such as HIV-afflicted individuals, transgender persons, sex workers, urban slum dwellers, and displaced communities need more attention. There is an urgent requirement to allow for the communities’ basic fulfillment …

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Integrating the Technological Revolution with Public Health

The past few years have been fraught with stories of trauma, unperceivable loss, and inspiring struggles. However, one silver lining which has emerged from times of Covid-19, is how the pandemic has brought to focus the renewed commitment to ‘Healthcare’. Prior to this global health crisis, the zeal toward ensuring proper implementation of Sustainable Development …

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Commercial Surrogacy: was it so wrong?

Booming business in Akanksha infertility clinic at Anand gave this Indian town a rather peculiar name: ‘The baby factory’ and the surrogates here are referred to as incubators working in this factory. India’s burgeoning ‘infertility tourism’ hinges on the ‘exploitation’ of these incubators. The complete surrogacy package including the cost of fertilization, the cost of …

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Covid Vaccine Apartheid and the role of the International Regulatory Bodies: A Humanitarian Crisis

The Covid-19 Pandemic has affected every stance of life in all realms, especially the global economic loss and individual personal loss. However, through the advancement of technology, and research and development, the scientific community was able to develop vaccines that were highly effective in fighting the spread of viruses. Whilst the major developed countries had …

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The Interconnection Between Agriculture and Nutrition

India is an agronomic country. A large variety of crops are grown here, and each year we export a lot of crops worldwide. Even though there is a massive production of large crops, there is a lack of planned agricultural practices. India currently faces the triple burden of malnutrition, which includes an undernourished population deficient …

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India’s Position in the Global Hunger Index: Unscientific or Accurate?

“The One Ration One Card (ONORC) scheme plan aims to empower all National Food Security Act migrant beneficiaries to access food grains from any Fair Price Shop (FPS) of their choice anywhere in the country by using their same/existing ration card through biometric authentication.” These were the words by the Central Government to the Supreme …

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Know Your Laws: Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act

Drug Regulations in India In recent years, drug addiction has emerged in many ways across society, and substances like cannabis and opium being used for spiritual and medical purposes in India escalates the problem. Since this problem is inextricably linked with other crimes, such as organized crime, human trafficking, and money laundering, as well as …

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