WORLD HEALTH Organisation has revealed in its first ever Global Status Report on Road Safety that more people die in road accidents in India than anywhere else in the world. This has given a dubious distinction for the country. The report says that in India 13 people die every hour in road accidents. These figuresContinue reading “The Deadly Indian Roads!”
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Keeping heart diseases at bay on World Heart Day
On 28th September, the World Heart Day let us understand the symptoms and the causes of all Heart diseases that affect more than a million people in India every year and accounts for almost twenty million deaths every year all over the world. The theme of the World Heart federation for the year 2008 isContinue reading “Keeping heart diseases at bay on World Heart Day”
Uttar Pradesh: The epicentre of Polio in India
Pulse Polio, an immunization campaign was established by the Government of India in 1994 to eradicate poliomyelitis (polio) in India by vaccinating all children under the age of five, against polio virus. However, a sharp rise in polio cases in India’s largest state has raised fears of the return of a disease that the countryContinue reading “Uttar Pradesh: The epicentre of Polio in India”
Do we care for our disabled?
It was once said that the moral test of a Society lies in how it treats the sick, the needy and the handicapped. On 3rd December, the United Nations International Day for the Disabled Persons, let us as a society appraise ourselves, Have we really done enough for these people?