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Preparedness, surveillance and response

Crores ‘wasted’ as dengue still a peril; staff, machines missing in hospitals

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) said the capital and the government’s health department woke up far too late during the 2015 dengue virus outbreak, which claimed at least 60 lives. CAG slammed the huge amount of money wasted along with missing machines and staff and the authorities failure to properly account for the huge sums of money spent 

March 11, 2017
The Hindu
March 10, 2017
DNA India, New Indian Express
March 11, 2017
Indian Express

Health systems

6 lakh litres of blood wasted in 5 years

In the last five years, 28 lakh units of blood and its components have been discarded by blood banks across India, exposing serious loopholes in the nation’s blood banking system. India faces, on average, an annual shortfall of 30 lakh units of blood. Lack of blood, plasma or platelets often leads to maternal mortality as well as deaths in case of accidents involving severe blood loss

April 24, 2017
Times of India, Deccan Chronicle

A civic mess: At MCD’s biggest hospital, staff shortage, broken windows, lack of equipment

Indian Express visited one of the largest hospitals run by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation and found it a mess. There were staff shortages, broken windows, a lack of equipment – poorly organized to carry out the tasks it needs to do

April 17, 2017
Indian Express