Healthcare Insurance in India: A Few Concerns

The National Health Policy, 2017 envisioned 1.5 lakh health and wellbeing centres to bring health care system closer to locations where people live. A budget of 1200 crore was allocated for this flagship programme. Admitting that lakhs of families in India borrow or sell assets to receive indoor treatments at hospitals, the Indian Finance Minister […]

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North-east India Healthier than Most States

The National Sample Surveys Organisation (NSSO) is a governmental entity functioning for over six decades now, collecting all-India sample data primarily pertaining to the social sector. In its recent survey on ‘Social Consumption: Health in its 71st round, Report 574’ released on April 20, 2016 the NSSO came up with interesting results on health in […]

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Detecting milk adulteration

A new technology to analyse and detect adulteration in milk has been developed by CSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-CEERI), Pilani. This technology is based on acquiring electrochemical fingerprint coupled with multivariate data analysis techniques. There are no systems currently available even globally, based on similar methods. This innovation represents the first fully Indian ‘concept […]

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