The National Rural Health Mission, a scheme under the Union government to provide effective healthcare to the rural populace, is likely to get extended up to 2017, as certain programmes under the scheme were very well responded to in some parts of the country.

Despite efforts to improve healthcare facilities in rural areas, communicable diseases like meningitis, malaria and diarrhoea continue to haunt the tribal hamlets of Tripura.

This study analayzed rural farmers' involvement in the identification and prioritization of infrastructure needs in Oju Local Government Area of Benue State. Data were obtained from 70 rural farmers who were randomly selected.

Shimla: Himachal resident Dr D.S. Rana, chairman of department of nephrology at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, has been awarded the Padmashri for his distinguished services in the field of medicine in the country and rural areas of Himachal Pradesh.

Blood-transfusion services are vital to maternal health because haemorrhage and anaemia are major causes of maternal death in South Asia. Unfortunately, due to continued governmental negligence, blood-transfusion services in India are a highly-fragmented mix of competing independent and hospital-based blood-banks, serving the needs of urban populations. This paper aims to understand the existing systems of blood-transfusion services in India focusing on Maharashtra and Gujarat states.

Ranchi: Specialised healthcare services will soon come within the reach of the residents of far-flung districts, courtesy Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro).

The space organisation will extend telemedicine network at all district hospitals of Jharkhand. Under this project, specialised doctors of reputable city hospitals will be able to treat patients residing in remote places.

Compulsory rural posting for doctors is welcome

Meghdoot Gramodyog Sewa Sansthan, the largest unit of KVIC, has given a new meaning to life for a lot of people.

These include thousands who are enjoying better health due to its vast repertoire of highly effective Ayurvedic medicines and food supplements as well as hundreds of rural poor who have obtained gainful employment in its production units.

Agartala: Keeping in view Meghalaya

COIMBATORE: The Central Government is organising a special campaign to promote the use of iodised salt among tribal women.