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Sharmaji Ka Beta – Why Smoke?

Sharmaji ka beta is a sensible person. He knows that smoking is not good for health. So he never did. However, lot of his friends and colleagues did. Everyday in office, his seniors and colleagues would go out for a smoke while Sharma would sit inside the office waiting for them to come back. Over...

Popularising The Act Of Necessary Sanitation

A couple of years ago, The Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised the need for adequate sanitation in India is his Republic Day speech. The then Union rural development minister, Jairam Ramesh said that India is one of the filthiest countries in the world. After spending Rs 19,626 crore in last 10 years on Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC), a large population of India...

Samsung Launches Smart Healthcare Citizenship Initiative in Manipur

Samsung India has inaugurated the Samsung Smart Healthcare program at Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Imphal, Manipur to provide affordable and quality healthcare to patients from the economically and socially weaker sections of society. As part of its Smart Healthcare program, Samsung provides advanced and innovative healthcare equipment such as ultrasound and digital...

Collaboratively Working To Boost The Healthcare Sector

Development on the healthcare front is the need of the hour today. High healthcare costs and lack of affordable healthcare services often result in greater out-of-pocket expenditure for diagnosis, consultation and treatment which has been a challenge for the underprivileged section of the society. The healthcare segment needs a lot of contribution which can be addressed by public private partnerships and increased...
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Sharmaji Ka Beta Keeps It Clean

Sharmaji ka beta does everything right. From getting into a top B-school, to securing a well paying job, he is an ideal son. He got married last week to a girl of his choice, named Susan. He had met Susan several months ago, when he went to Germany for a conference. The junior Sharma brought...

The Conversation On Menstrual Hygiene Is Never Over

In a country where a majority of female population is devoid of basic facilities to maintain menstrual hygiene and it’s still considered a taboo, disease, sin, curse or a secret by larger portion of the society. A group of students from Gwalior have launched a campaign by writing messages on sanitary napkins to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging...

Clean Toilets To Be Seen At PSBs

According to the reports by WaterAid, India, the world’s second-largest country by population, is once again at the top with the highest number of people without basic sanitation. In India, 56% of the population including a staggering 355 million women and girls are still waiting for a toilet making them the most vulnerable. According to a study by the researchers...

Less Than 2% Of Newborn Babies Screened Annually For 1-4 Disorders In India: Perkinelmer

Despite significant advances in healthcare, low neonatal mortality and child mortality rates are still a distant dream for India. In the country, less than 2% of newborn the babies are screened annually for 1-4 disorders. With the government focus on achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals on child and neonatal mortality, the support of corporates...

Being Positive Through Tough Times

Noori Saleem is a trans-woman, is the third person to be officially declared HIV-positive by the Indian government in 1987. Today, she runs a shelter for abandoned HIV-positive children known as South Indian Positive Network. Noori was 13 years old, when she left her home as she was unable to deal with the gender identity...

Aid And Pledge In Organ Donation Before Your Death

India has, historically, had a very low rate of organ donation. Although this number has improved over the past three-four years, the country still has a long way to go. Every year 3,00,000 Indians need an organ transplant, but only 2 to 3% of this demand for new organs is met. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO),...

Everybody Counts, This World AIDS Day

On December 1, World Health Organisation observes World AIDS Day. This year’s theme compliments the UN Sustainable Development Goals and promotes ‘Right to Health’. WHO will stress on the need for the 36.7 million HIV patients to reach the goal of universal health coverage. The slogan supporting these ideas reads “Everybody Counts”. This day...

North East India To Get Its First Air Dispensary

In an attempt to make Northeast India more inclusive in the health infrastructure map of the country, India is going to launch its first air dispensary. This move will help reach topographically difficult areas of the North-east to give them access to health care in time. According to the plan, helicopters will be based...

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