Tag Archives: Primary Health Centres

Medical Crisis in Gorakhpur: An Impassioned Plea

It stands to reason that if a trained family practitioner is available as the first point of contact, no one would feel the need to seek consultation from the tertiary healthcare centres that are mushrooming all over the country and which are making healthcare prohibitively exorbitant for most.

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50% of healthcare beneficiaries travel over 100 kms to access quality care: Report

New Delhi: With a 22% shortage of primary health centres (PHCs) and 32% shortage of community health centres (CHCs), it is estimated that 50% of beneficiaries travel more than 100 kms to access quality care, reveals a NATHEALTH-PwC Report on ‘Funding Indian Healthcare – Catalysing the Next Wave of Growth’.

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Karnataka joins the list of 13 states where integrated medical practice is legal

Bengaluru: Karnataka has reportedly joined the list of 13 states, including Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, and Uttarakhand, where integrated practice — practise of modern medicine by traditional medical practitioners — is legal.

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Parliamentary Committee Rebukes Govt Over Lacklustre Commitment to Public Health

While some may find it shocking, there are times when India’s parliamentarians do a good job. One such group of MPs has been in the limelight recently: the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare, chaired by Uttar Pradesh MP Prof Ram Gopal Yadav. In March the committee presented an important report that called for a complete overhaul of the totally dysfunctional Medical Council of India (MCI).

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Community health centres in dire need of specialists

India’s public-health system needs urgent attention, investment — especially in the rural areas — and attention, reveals an IndiaSpend analysis. There is an 83 percent shortage of specialist medical professionals in community health centres (CHCs), according to the Rural Health Statistics – 2015, released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

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Rajasthan’s primary health centres to run in PPP mode

Jaipur (IANS): Primary health centres (PHCs) in Rajasthan will now run in the public-private partnership (PPP) mode. This decision was taken at the state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Tuesday.

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