India Disability News

India: Health of the Nation’s States

Fri, 17/11/2017 - 11:22
First that India has, in the period between 1990-2016, undergone an epidemiological transition – meaning the kinds of illnesses causing the maximum number of deaths and disability (temporary or permanent) has changed. Data regarding Life Years lost in ...

How many deaths will it take for India’s environment minister to admit air pollution is a killer?

Fri, 17/11/2017 - 10:22
He has also called for India-centric scientific studies to estimate the effects ... the leading cause of death and disability in the country. In 2015, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare formed a 16-member steering committee “to frame an action ...

Hopes Of Person With Disabilities In India

Fri, 17/11/2017 - 07:45
Northern railway in March 2015 made provision for extending e-ticket facility for PwDs by discontinuing to issue concession tickets on the production of certificate issued by CMO, and procedure made for new concession certificate is complicated as it is ...

How air pollution increases India’s burden of disease

Thu, 16/11/2017 - 23:30
DALYs are the sum of years of life lost and years lived with disability”. The importance of this report cannot be over-emphasized. It is a landmark publication in disaggregated health data in India, a country that must make heroic efforts (including by ...

Man accused of keeping disabled boy as 'domestic help', denied bail

Thu, 16/11/2017 - 07:17
A Kalachowky based 56 year old Sunil Shah, was denied bail by the Sessions court after the prosecution was successful in showing the court that the accused got a minor boy from Bihar to Mumbai on pretext of giving him medical treatment and had forced him ...

Delhi’s foul air: Alarm bells for India’s health

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 17:09
Most of this was due to non-communicable diseases but iron deficiency anaemia was also a leading cause in many states, accounting for 11 per cent of disability in India in 2016. These are not mere numbers. They have moral, ethical and economic consequences.

Malnutrition still top risk factor for death, disability in Karnataka: report

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 16:13
For instance, in 1990, more than 34% of the disability (expressed by the unit DALY ... the single largest risk factor responsible for 15% of the total disease burden in India in 2016. This burden is the highest in the big northern and central Indian ...

Govt can’t accommodate employee in lower pay scale because of disability: Allahabad HC

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 14:59
The Allahabad High Court has held that the government cannot accommodate an employee in a post with a lower pay scale just because he or she acquired some disability during service and became unfit for the current post. A bench comprising justices Bharati ...

Health gains since 1990, but progress not uniform

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 11:14
Since 1990, India has made substantial gains in health ... It estimates the key drivers of ill health, disability, and premature death in all 29 states, many of which have populations the size of large countries, and include people from over 2,000 ...

Cyborg, langdka ladka: A comic describes the things people with disabilities have to hear in India

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 10:57
Disclaimer: Names have been changed to protect people’s privacy. Antara Telang is a Content Director at LaughGuru, an e-learning platform for kids. In her spare time, she backpacks, illustrates, and leaves feminist comments on Facebook posts.

India’s malnutrition disease burden 12 times higher than China

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 07:50
Titled “India State-level Disease Burden Report and Technical Paper ... Among the leading non-communicable diseases, the largest disease burden or Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALY) rate increase from 1990 to 2016 was observed for diabetes ...

Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot presents Awards to winners of 'Drawing and Painting Competition on Accessible India Campaign'

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 06:48
Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment presented the Awards to the winners of 'Drawing and Painting Competition on Accessible India Campaign' at a felicitation event organised by Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan ...

Malnutrition India's biggest health hazard, air pollution a close second

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 05:53
NEW DELHI: Child and maternal malnutrition continues to be the biggest health hazard in India since 1990 ... or what medical experts call disability adjusted life years (DALYs), Delhi has a DALY rate of 1890, when compared to Bihar (4308) and Uttar ...

Not let down by disabilities, they make parents proud

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 05:33
Dubey from Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh was among those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (PwIDs ... Download The Times of India news app for your device.

Per capita disease burden has gone down in India: Study

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 04:55
Per capita disease burden measured as disability-adjusted life-years (DALY) rate has dropped by about a third in India over the past 26 years, said a Lancet study. The study “Nations within a nation: variations in epidemiological transition across the ...

Non-Communicable Diseases a Bigger Threat in India Than Infectious Ones: Report

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 03:51
... has long been ranked as the top killer in India but ‘India: Health of the Nation’s States’ is the first comprehensive assessment of diseases that cause the most premature deaths and disability in each state. The report measured the inputs in ...

Outdoor air pollution caused 6% of total disease burden in India in 2016

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 03:10
After child and maternal malnutrition, which was India's leading risk factor for health loss in 2016 causing 14.6 per cent of the country's total disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), air pollution was the second leading risk factor in India as a whole.

Indian schools ill prepared for children with disabilities, says Cambridge report

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 01:34
India has one of the strongest disability-inclusive educational frameworks in the world, and enrolment rates have been increasing in many states, but a new report by the University of Cambridge says schools remain ill prepared to effectively include ...

Air pollution-related deaths see 17 per cent rise in India: Study

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 00:23
There has been a 17 per cent rise in deaths and disabilities due to diseases caused by air pollution across the country, a report titled India: Health of the Nation’s States released here on Tuesday revealed. The report has been jointly prepared by the ...

PU disability quota to reach 5% next year

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 23:35
Chandigarh: Panjab University is going to enhance the disability reservation from 3 to 5% to comply ... Download The Times of India news app for your device.