Mains Value Addition
In telehealth, scaling up the Indian advantage.
Looking ahead after the Ladakh walk back.
The digital bargain
Why in News: –In the wake of novel corona virus pandemic and fear of transmission, there has been an upsurge in tele-health-care providers.
Syllabus: –GS-2: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
1. “By deploying telehealth solutions and programs, people who are suffering from other medical ailments during this time can receive care from home, without entering medical facilities, minimizing their risk of contracting the virus.”
Dedi Gilad, Tyto Care
2. “Many in-clinic visits with mild acute respiratory infection can be followed up very closely, almost on a daily basis.”
Dr. Siaw Tung Yeng, MaNaDr
the National Digital Health Blueprint and strategies outlined by Niti Aayog in Health Systems for a New India: Building Blocks—Potential Pathways to Reforms.
Telemedicine Practice Guidelines
The health ministry issued telemedicine guidelines on Wednesday enabling doctors to write prescriptions based on telephone conversations that reduce risks of transmission for medical professionals as well as patients.
Telemedicine is gaining popularity in India in the wake of COVID-19. Discuss briefly what telemedicine is and what advantages it has over traditional treatments?
Why in News: –The last round of military-diplomatic talks between India and China (on January 24) was confirmed last week when China made the announcement of the start of disengagement between the two armies
GS-2: International relations: India and its neighbourhood- relations.
GS-3: Security challenges and their management in border areas – linkages of organized crime with terrorism.
What was the Disengagement:
3 factors of India China Ladakh conflict
The proposed disengagement of China from Ladakh region is fraught with major security implications for the countries of the region. Examine in light of the fact that India is faced with a plethora of challenges and needs to safeguard its own strategic interests.
Why in News: –The battle between Google and, to a lesser extent, Facebook, and traditional news media in Australia reached a head earlier this month when the tech giant threatened to withdraw its popular search services from the country.
Syllabus: – GS3- Science and Technology
The bone of contention
“There is little doubt that technology has changed how content is consumed and shapes how news outlets must evolve. “Critically analyse the statement in light of the recent initiatives in governing the Social Media.