Urbanisation and pandemic

Context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for a reimagining of urban planning and development to make cities and towns healthy and liveable after COVID-19. More on news: PM emphasised resetting the mindset, processes and practices for safe urban living, and acknowledged that governments actually do little for the working millions at the Bloomberg New Economy… Continue reading Urbanisation and pandemic

COVID-19, climate and carbon neutrality

Context: Environmental problems have profound public health consequences both in terms of morbidity and mortality and hence demand urgent actions in the post covid-19 world. How are environment and public health inter-related ? Human intrusions: Evidence has gathered that loss of biodiversity and ever-increasing human intrusions into the natural world have contributed heavily to the outbreak… Continue reading COVID-19, climate and carbon neutrality

Cancer treatment – Palliative care

Context- The present diversion of healthcare facilities and resources to COVID-19 has increased anxiety and confusion among people with cancer. What are the issues with dealing in cancer in a wake of COVID-19 pandemic? Treatment disruption– The uncertainty about treatment continuation due to the virus spread was stressful. Halt in Cancer screening programmes– These programmes… Continue reading Cancer treatment – Palliative care

Serological surveys

What are serological surveys Context: The Indian Council of Medical Research conducted two serosurveys: May 11 to June 4 and August 17 to September 22. What is serological survey? Serological surveys are used to detect the prevalence of antibodies against COVID-19/any diseases. Their purpose is to measure the proportion of a population already infected as evidenced… Continue reading Serological surveys

COVID-19 Nutrition fallout in wake of pandemic

Impact of COVID-19 Nutrition fallout in wake of pandemic Context – The COVID-19 crisis has affected the Mid-Day Meal (MDM) Scheme, threatening the food security of children from underprivileged communities. What are the key findings of recent Global Hunger Index (GHI) report? Alarming situation for India- India has been ranked at 94 among 107 countries in the Global Hunger Index… Continue reading COVID-19 Nutrition fallout in wake of pandemic

Ayushman Sahakar Scheme

Ayushman Sahakar Scheme Launched by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare to assist cooperatives in the creation of healthcare infrastructure. Cooperatives at the present run around 52 hospitals across the country having cumulative bed strength of more than 5,000. Read  Also :ias syllabus National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC)Nodal Body: The scheme has been formulated by… Continue reading Ayushman Sahakar Scheme