Public Health Foundation of India: News

Remdesivir found ineffective; India to reassess coronavirus treatment protocol

The second worst-hit nation in coronavirus pandemic, India, that takes pride in the remarkable recovery rate, will reassess coronavirus treatment protocol after a large-scale trial conducted by World Health Organization (WHO) found that four commonly used re-purposed drugs had little impact in reducing mortality.

26 Jun 2020

Delhi High Court

Delhi is now India's coronavirus capital: What all went wrong

In numerous media interactions and interviews, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stated Delhi won't become New York, the global epicenter of coronavirus, or Mumbai for that matter, where the largest number of cases of COVID-19 were concentrated in India.

22 May 2020

West Bengal

Lockdown prevented 20 lakh COVID-19 cases, 54,000 deaths: Government

India has managed to avert an estimated 20 lakh cases of COVID-19 and saved 54,000 lives due to the nationwide lockdown, the government said on Friday. The government said that the lockdown was timely, proactive, and pre-emptive.

13 Sep 2018

West Bengal

Report: Alarming increase in cancer, heart disease-related deaths among Indians

According to the Global Burden of Disease Study 1990-2016 published in The Lancet, there has been an alarming increase in the occurrence of heart diseases, strokes, diabetes and cancers in the last 25 years in India.

25 Jul 2018


IIPH-H working on a drone system for delivering medical products

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad (IIPH-H) are working on a drone delivery system for medical products, which is expected to be time and cost effective.

10 May 2018


1 out of every 8 Indian has high blood pressure

Roughly one of every eight Indians suffer from high blood pressure (BP), a 2017 health ministry screening has revealed, an alarming rise from the one in 11 that was found in the 2015-16 National Family Health Survey.

28 Jun 2017


Reckless antibiotic usage can turn fatal

Antibiotic resistance is the new plague in India. Reckless use of antibiotics has made seemingly common diseases including urinary tract infections (UTI) fatal.

11 Jun 2017


Antibiotic resistance increasing alarmingly in Indian children

Antibiotic resistance among Indian children has reached alarming levels. According to a recent study by the Apollo Hospital in Navi Mumbai, ampicillin, a common antibiotic to fight infections, won't work on 95% pediatric patients.

22 Apr 2017


Increasing antibiotic resistance hindering treatment for typhoid, pneumonia, TB

It is now harder to treat even milder illnesses like typhoid due to increased resistance to antibiotics, doctors concurred.

02 Mar 2017


Most bacteria in WHO's 'priority pathogen' list found in India

In bad news for India, most of the 12 superbugs in WHO's first ever list of antibiotic-resistant 'priority pathogens' exist here.

18 Jan 2017


India drug regulator issue antibiotic warnings

On the heels of the recent death of an American women due to an antibiotic-resistant infection, the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has issued strict warnings.

26 Oct 2016


Mobile clinics accessible to people from Chhattisgarh's Red Corridor

The Chhattisgarh government is undertaking great initiatives in association with the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI).