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The State of Healthcare in India

The state of Indian healthcare is explained by Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Hrudayalaya in an interview to Businessindia magazine 5 Mar 2012.

“Indians are three times more prone to heart diseases than Europeans. Heart attack is the No.1 killer here.…

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India tops in open defecation in the world

According a latest report of  WHO/UNICEF Indians use open place for defecation, the highest in the world. This is something that should bring shame to Indians.

Some of the key findings of the report:

  • Around 638 million people do not have access to toilets in India followed by Indonesia (58m), China (50m), Ethiopia (49m), Pakistan (48m), Nigeria (33m) and Sudan (17m).
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Slums in India

According to NSSO these are some  facts about slums in India 2008-2009.

About 49 thousand slums were estimated to be in existence in urban India in
2008-09, 24% of them were located along nallahs and drains and 12% along
railway lines.…

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