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Kiran rings Health alarm -Subhankar Chowdhury

hairman and managing director of biotechnology company Biocon, today said incidents like the Gorakhpur hospital child deaths should trigger the debate "why we spend only 1 per cent of our GDP on Health care". Mazumdar-Shaw, who was awarded DSc (honoris causa) by Presidency University, said: "A very, very worrying trend in India is that we spend only 1 per cent of our GDP on Health care. An

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Beyond the lament -K Srinath Reddy

-The Indian Express Gorakhpur was only the acute manifestation of the chronic malady that ails our Health system Outrage is a natural reaction to the terrible tragedy that cruelly crushed the lives of many innocent children in Gorakhpur. However, outrage is a wasted emotion if it is not accompanied by honest introspection to identify all contributory causes and followed by a cluster of corrective actions. The deaths of these children were

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MS Swaminathan, father of India's Green Revolution, interviewed by Vidya Venkat (The Hindu)

ility of farming. We can also declare fertile zones capable of sustaining two to three crops as Special Agricultural Zones, and provide unique facilities to farmers here to ensure food security. Soil Health managers should be appointed to monitor and ameliorate the soil conditions in degraded zones and rectify defects like salinity, alkalinity, water logging, etc. The Prime Minister recently went to Israel. We have several practices to emulate from

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Narmada dam row:?Activist Medha Patkar ends fast after 17 days of protesting in MP

st. “Fifteen members representing various organisations went to Dhar jail, where Patkar has been detained for the past three days,” former MLA Dr. Sunilam said, adding: “Keeping her Health condition in mind, the members requested Patkar to call off the fast.” The former legislator also said “five false charges have been registered against Patkar and the hearing over the matter would take place on August 17”. P

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Japanese Encephalitis in Gorakhpur: A deadly disease explained -Vidya Krishnan

Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES). Doctors in endemic regions in U.P. have found cases with similar symptoms but without the virus, leading to some debate over the cause of the disease. While public Health experts have found a difference in case definitions across Eastern districts of U.P., this is something Indian scientific community is still trying to understand. Please click here to read more.

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Ahead of Yogi Adityanath's visit Gorakhpur hospital gets a makeover -Amarnath Tewary

s and visitors. Gorakhpur (U.P.): In 24 hours the Baba Raghav Das Medical College hospital at Gorakhpur underwent a makeover, ahead of the visit of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, along with Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda. Police personnel deployed inside the sprawling campus of the hospital on Saturday were stationed even inside the wards on Sunday to regulate relatives of patients and visitors. The narrow corridor connecting the “10

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Police raj cry at hospital -Piyush Srivastava

he principal of the Baba Raghav Das Medical College on the charge of delaying payment to the oxygen vendor, which led to the stoppage of supply. The principal's resignation was accepted tonight. A Health department source, however, alleged that Rajiv Mishra, the principal, had received "orders from Lucknow" to withhold the payment because the vendor had failed to grease palms in the government. Some parents alleged that as soon as the

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India's elephant population stable: Census -Jayashree Nandi

6049, followed by Assam at 5719. Though there has been a decline in overall elephant population from 29391-30711 in 2012, but it is only due to a difference in the counting method. "We have a Healthy elephant population in India. There is no question of a decline. In fact, there may have been a slight increase," said elephant expert and head of Asian Nature Conservation Foundation (ANCF) R Sukumar. Please click here to read more.

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