Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes

ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a concept of weekly or fortnightly virtual clinics that use teleconferencing to bridge the gap in healthcare resources by using the best specialists to reach out to underserved areas. But unlike telemedicine, ECHO clinics do not provide care directly to patients. Instead, they Read More …

NITI Aayog, IRF to work on policy for transportation systems

Government think tank NITI Aayog has signed an agreement with the Geneva-based International Road Federation for designing a policy framework for intelligent transportation systems (ITS) in the country. “The policy would aim at addressing issues such as road safety, traffic congestion, security of passenger and goods traffic and parking management, Read More …

Many Indians skip nutritious food

A nation-wide study, carried out by the National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau (NNMB) to assess urban nutrition, shows not only a great diversity in food consumption in 16 States in the country, but also that Indians consume far less than the recommended quantum of several micro-nutrients and vital vitamins. Fodder Points: Read More …

Nobel Peace Prize goes to ICAN

Nuclear disarmament campaign group the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) won the Nobel Peace Prize  for its efforts to rid the world of the atomic bomb. More than 70 years since atomic bombs were used on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Nobel committee sought to Read More …