HEALTHCARE

  • India should spend more on healthcare to realise its economic aspirations: Melinda Gates 1 week ago

    Melinda Gates, who was recently awarded the Padma Bhushan for their work in India, pushed for the government to spend more on healthcare if India wants to realise its aspiration as a global economic power house. ...
  • Citizen Journalist Healthcare Special April 15, 2015

    Highlighting the crumbling state of medical infrastructure of the country. This Citizen Journalist Show focuses on the failing healthcare system in the country. @meghamamgain, @tweetyvandy , @akanshapradeep, @runjhunsharmas Video Editor: Narendra Kumar ...
  • Wrong medication claims life April 15, 2015

    Fighting for justice for his 10 year old daughter who passed away due to alleged medical negligence Pramod kumar is using the Citizen Journalist platform to highlight his story. Runjhun Sharma helped Pramod file this Citizen Journalist report. ...
  • Fight against Medical Negligence April 15, 2015

    Inderjeet Singh lost his wife due to the alleged callousness of a hospital in the national capital. He has now turned Citizen Journalist to fight for justice for his wife whose life could have been saved if the doctors on duty acted on time.Vandana Anand helped Inderjeet file this Citizen...
  • Stop Thinking, Start Acting April 15, 2015

    The first step towards making a change. Citizen Journalist Team helps you take the first step. ...
  • Medtronic: Key hurdles in distributing healthcare in India April 4, 2015

    In this episode of 'Medtronic', we focus on the need for better infrastructure and key hurdles in distributing healthcare across the country. ...
  • Alabama lawmaker pushes repeal of law named after his dead patient April 3, 2015

    An Alabama doctor-turned-lawmaker is seeking to overturn a state law named for one of his patients, whose death 16 years earlier triggered legislation requiring insurers to pay for minimum post-pregnancy hospital stays, records show. "Rose's Law," named after 36-year-old Rose Church, who died of a heart attack 10 days after giving...
  • Medtronic: Technologies that transform lives March 15, 2015

    In this special episode, Experts from Medtronic discuss the challenges and solutions to improves the India's healthcare system. ...
  • Indian healthcare is better but cheaper than anyone else in the world, say experts March 12, 2015

    CNN-IBN along with Apollo hospitals has embarked on a special health journey that focuses on diseases plaguing India and our healthcare system. ...
  • India keeps tight rein on public health spending in 2015-16 Budget March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: The Indian government on Saturday kept its healthcare Budget for 2015-16 on a tight leash and asked states to contribute more funds for running the country's flagship health programmes. The government announced 297 billion rupees ($4.81 billion) for its main health department, roughly 2 per cent higher than current...
  • Budget boost for healthcare sector pushes pharma shares up 5 per cent February 28, 2015

    Mumbai: Pharma scrips gained up to 5 per cent on Saturday after the government alloted Rs 33,152 crore to the healthcare sector. Shares of Aurobindo Pharma surged 4.90 per cent, Ranbaxy Laboratories climbed 3.74 per cent, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries rose by 3.62 per cent and Torrent Pharmaceuticals jumped 3.10 per...
  • Union Budget 2015: PM Modi likely to keep tight rein on health spending, say sources February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: India is unlikely to announce any significant increase in its health budget for the financial year that begins in April, two sources said, dampening hopes the central government would allocate more funds to overhaul the public health system. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government will present its first full-year budget...
  • India needs to reorganise its healthcare system: WHO February 22, 2015

    Kolkata: India should reorganise its healthcare delivery system with the right mix and distribution of services to achieve Universal Health Coverage, a top WHO official has said. Besides reducing out-of-pocket (OOP) expenditure incurred by people, government should also increase public expenditure on health and develop mechanisms for cashless access to...
  • Delhi: Show cause notice to 2 labs for overcharging for swine flu test February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Cracking the whip, the Delhi government on Saturday issued show cause notices to two private labs for allegedly charging more than the specified limit of Rs 4,500 fixed by it for swine flu tests. The notices were issued following surprise checks conducted by a health department team on...
  • Harsh Vardhan asks states to work with Centre on Ayurveda November 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday urged all the state governments to work with the Centre to improve the quality of Ayurveda healthcare services in the country. "Health for all through a holistic medicine system was not just the mandate of the central government, it also needed active...
  • Centre to set up new drugs regulator for traditional medicines November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: India is seeking to increase sales of its ayurvedic and other traditional therapies in the estimated $100 billion global market for alternative medicine and plans to set up a new quality control regulator, the government said on Thursday. Ayurveda is an ancient health system that includes medicines, meditation, exercise...
  • Africa's richest man offers help to fight Ebola in Liberia October 20, 2014

    Monrovia: Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote has expressed desire to assist Liberia in the fight against the spread of the Ebola virus disease. Dangote, a Nigerian multi investor and an industrialist made the commitment in a telephone conversation with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Friday, according to a statement by the Liberian...
  • After Apple and Google, Facebook now forays into healthcare sector October 3, 2014

    San Francisco: Facebook already knows who your friends are and the kind of things that grab your attention. Soon, it could also know the state of your health. On the heels of fellow Silicon Valley technology companies Apple Inc and Google Inc, Facebook is plotting its first steps into the fertile...
  • Ebola outbreak 'contained' in Senegal, Nigeria: WHO September 23, 2014

    Geneva: The deadliest Ebola epidemic ever has now killed 2,811 in West Africa, the World Health Organisation has said, adding though that in Senegal and Nigeria the outbreak had been basically contained. The UN health agency, which also published the results of the latest meeting of its Ebola emergency committee, said...
  • Government for better healthcare: Harsh Vardhan July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government wants to do extraordinary work in the health sector, union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday. The minister said that the Bharatiya Janata Partyled National Democratic Alliance government wanted the cause of healthcare to become a "mass movement" in the country. "Under the leadership of...
  • Centre to launch encephalitis immunization campaign June 21, 2014

    Patna: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said the central government would launch a campaign to ensure 100 per cent imminizatuion of children in states hit by a suspected encephalitis outbreak. "Now, my priority is to ensure 100 percent imminizatuion of children in encephalitis affected areas. I will launch this...
  • Ground realities: Nine election issues no one is talking about April 29, 2014

    Like one of those professional wrestling cage matches, Elections 2014 has become a slugfest with more chaos, heat and dust than light. Also, just like a cage match, it is by now difficult to determine whether the vitriol and melodrama is real, feigned or well scripted. Score at halftime: Gandhi...
  • Obama scores victory with 7 million healthcare signups April 2, 2014

    President Barack Obama claimed a major victory as over seven million people signed up for medical insurance under his signature healthcare law at the end of the six-month open enrollment period. After a floundering start marked by computer glitches galore at its October launch, government run health market place saw a...
  • Emphasizing care in healthcare: Redefining patient experience March 9, 2014

    How should we look at the India's record in delivering health? A panel of experts discusses about the India's health report and inadequate spending on health sector and how can regulatory framework be strengthened. ...
  • CJ highlights inadequate medical facilities at a Mumbai hospital February 24, 2014

    CJ Abhay Kumar Jha reports on the lack of facilities in Mumbai's Tata Memorial Hospital. He says that due to lack of medical staff and adequate beds for patients, many are forced to live on the streets waiting for their appointment. Through his CJ report, he wants the authorities to...
  • Video Volunteers: Medical negligence in Jharkhand and Odisha February 23, 2014

    Our partners video volunteers have shared these reports with us. Shot by their community correspondents in rural Jharkhand and Odisha, these reports expose the gross medical negligence faced by people at the hands of govt. employed medical staff. ...
  • CJ Show: Patients sleep on the streets outside AIIMS February 23, 2014

    CJ Suresh Paswan came to Delhi's AIIMS to treat his ailing son. Due to less intake capacity at the hospital, Suresh along with his family have been living on the street outside the hospital. He is one of the many such patients who travel from the far off places for...
  • CJ follow-up: No improvement in the condition of Alwar hospital February 23, 2014

    CJ Samar Gupta had filed a report exposing the lack of basic medical facilities in a government run hospital in his hometown of Alwar in Rajasthan. Two years later, Samar followed up on his story only to find that the condition has only become worse. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Health Special Show February 23, 2014

    This week, as elections near, CJ tackles one of the most urgent issues that should be on any aspiring politician's agenda: healthcare. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show February 22, 2014

    This week, as elections near, CJ tackles one of the most urgent issues that should be on any aspiring politician's agenda: healthcare. ...