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- Ministry Health and Family Welfare has released National Health Profile (NHP) 2015 published by Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI)
- The 11th edition of the document prepared by Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI) has been for first time released in e-book (digital) version in lines with Digital India initiative.
- The National Health Profile covers demographic, socio-economic, health status and health finance indicators, along with comprehensive information on health infrastructure and human resources in health sector.
Facts as per National Health Profile (NHP) 2015 :-
Only three people had died of dengue in Delhi last year as against 17 this year. On a countrywide basis, the data showed that 40,425 dengue cases were registered in 2014. As many as 27,668 dengue cases have been registered till September 20 this year. In Delhi, 995 cases were reported in 2014 while three persons had died. Based on available record, officials have said that the situation in the current year till September is the worst in the past six years.
The cases of Maleria were brought down from 2,031,790 cases in 2000 to 1,816,569 cases in 2005 and further brought down to 1,067,824 cases in 2012. The report said that the malaria death rate in the country was 0.09 deaths per one lakh population in 2000 which has come down to 0.04 deaths per one lakh population in 2012.
Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI):-
- Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) cases have shown an "increasing" trend in the country. As per the 'National Health Profile 2015 nearly 3,000 people have died due to ARI in 2014.
- 3,48,14,636 ARI cases were reported in 2014, out of which 1,67,90,438 were females while the total number of deaths were 2,932. The number of ARI deaths in 2013 was much higher as it stood at 3,513.
- In 2013, 753 deaths were reported in West Bengal - the highest from ARI, while in 2014, 625 and 619 deaths were reported from West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh respectively.