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Health workers conducting the coronavirus disease test inside Dharavi, Mumbai, June 8, 2020(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

A blueprint to improve health systems in cities | Opinion

By CK Mishra
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 06:15 AM IST
The pandemic has exposed the weaknesses, inequities and dearth of investment in India’s urban health infra
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A man spraying the top of a bus with an anti-flu virus during an epidemic which followed World War 1.(Davis/Getty Images)
A man spraying the top of a bus with an anti-flu virus during an epidemic which followed World War 1.(Davis/Getty Images)

Coronakrach: Two important books on what pandemics do to your mind

By Sankar Ray | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2020 01:28 PM IST
As Covid 19 turns the global order upside down, two scholarly books help you understand how corruption, decay, pollution, and anomie are interlinked to viruses threatening mankind
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China could exert an unprecedented degree of State control. India does not lend itself to that as a society. This makes individual precaution necessary to control the outbreak(PTI)
China could exert an unprecedented degree of State control. India does not lend itself to that as a society. This makes individual precaution necessary to control the outbreak(PTI)

Covid-19: A response now will help mitigate impact | Opinion

By Ramanan Laxminarayan
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2020 06:48 PM IST
It is better to react now, than be unprepared later and risk millions of lives. Individuals must take responsibility
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38 get training in shrimp farming

By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 10:41 PM IST
The training programme was organised to acquaint aspiring stakeholders and shrimp farmers about the best management practices to produce export quality shrimp for long term sustainability of shrimp farming industry in the state.
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Villagers filling the breach at Jania village near Lohian on Saturday(HT Photo)
Villagers filling the breach at Jania village near Lohian on Saturday(HT Photo)

Dept fully prepared to contain disease outbreak, says health minister

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 11:23 PM IST
Specialists doctors have been deputed at the civil hospital of Lohian and Sultanpur Lodhi
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Among the initiatives that have worked are digital tools for training and public health communication such as text reminders to pregnant women to attend antenatal care appointments, reminders to get children vaccinated, and decision-support tools to guide health workers provide care.(Shutterstock)
Among the initiatives that have worked are digital tools for training and public health communication such as text reminders to pregnant women to attend antenatal care appointments, reminders to get children vaccinated, and decision-support tools to guide health workers provide care.(Shutterstock)

Digital tools boost health services but cannot replace them: WHO

By Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2019 04:14 PM IST
Several countries, including India, have integrated digital technologies into public health systems to improve outreach and fill gaps in traditional health services.
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Disease modelling could allow scientists to better prevent undesirable outcomes, such as more dangerous mutant strains from evolving and spreading.(Shutterstock)
Disease modelling could allow scientists to better prevent undesirable outcomes, such as more dangerous mutant strains from evolving and spreading.(Shutterstock)

Math has answers to how human behaviour spreads infectious diseases

By HT Correspondent | Asian News International
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2018 10:48 AM IST
A new study says that mathematics could help to understand human behaviours that lead to the spread of infectious diseases.
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According to the study, antibiotic use in India went up from 3.2 billion defined daily doses (DDD) to 6.5 billion in 2015, reflecting increasing economic growth and more access to the medication in both public and private sectors.(Shutterstock/Image for representative purpose)
According to the study, antibiotic use in India went up from 3.2 billion defined daily doses (DDD) to 6.5 billion in 2015, reflecting increasing economic growth and more access to the medication in both public and private sectors.(Shutterstock/Image for representative purpose)

India’s antibiotic use doubles in 15 years, common infections harder to treat: Study

By Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2018 01:33 PM IST
Rising incomes, over-the-counter sale, a poorly regulated private hospital sector, high rates of hospital infection, inexpensive antibiotics and frequent infectious disease outbreaks are driving consumption in India and other low- and middle-income countries.
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