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Official India data suggests that even at an all-India level, when it comes to paperwork, the poor and marginalized are most likely to be further marginalized by any process (Photo: PTI)

India’s poor are also document-poor

3 min read . 06 Jan 2020
The rate of hospitalisation in India currently at 2.9% (meaning that around 3 out of every 100 people need hospitalisation, excluding childbirth, during a calendar year) these spending shocks are rarer compared to routine ailments (Photo: iStock)

Why India needs more mohalla clinics

3 min read . 09 Dec 2019
Higher income, nutritional aid and lower prices would help developing nations eat better, say researchers (Photo: iStock)

Only rich can afford healthy diet

3 min read . 18 Nov 2019
Not every child entitled to mid-day meals gets it. A survey shows  82% children in govt schools received mid-day meals (Photo: Mint)

The case for mid-day meals for all

3 min read . 11 Nov 2019
The results suggest that more than half of all Indian children are self-reported vegetarians. (Photo: AP)

Are vegetarian children healthy?

3 min read . 29 Oct 2019
Over 10% of Delhi’s teenagers are hypertensive, and nearly 25% of 5- to 9-year-olds in WB have high cholesterol

India and its unhealthy children

3 min read . 22 Oct 2019
International migration is largely male, while domestic migration is feminized and marriage-driven (Photo: Mint)

The NRI and the Bihari in Mumbai

4 min read . 14 Oct 2019
A study commissioned by AB-PMJAY found that one-third of all claims involved high-value claims.

Cracks in our healthcare system

4 min read . 23 Sep 2019
Across most key fields of study, however, Dalit enrollment in 2018-19 fell short of the mandated quota of 15%. (Photo: PTI)

India's unequal university system

3 min read . 10 Sep 2019
The male-biased Indian sex ratio at birth is distinctly sharpened for the last child of the family.

Population curbs will hit sex ratio

3 min read . 21 Aug 2019