New Delhi: Poor patients can now avail of free robotic surgery at Safdarjung Hospital

Robotic surgery facility in Safdarjung Hospital dedicated to the nation. Union health minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan congratulates first Central Government hospital to start this facility for poor patients for free

New Delhi: Poor patients can now avail of free robotic surgery at Safdarjung HospitalThe robotic surgery facility in the Safdarjung Hospital (SJH) New Delhi was dedicated to the nation by the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan in New Delhi on Saturday, November 02. Safdarjang Hospital is one of the biggest tertiary care referral centre of India, under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare […]

India witnesses a steep rise in non-communicable diseases, suggests National Health Profile

The union health ministry had released India’s National Health Profile (NHP) 2019 on Thursday, October 31 in New Delhi. It suggests that non-communicable disease (NCD’s) still contribute significantly to disease burden in the country. It is also alarming that the suicide rates have increased among people in the age group of 35-40

India witnesses a steep rise in non-communicable diseases, suggests National Health ProfileGlobally, non-communicable diseases (NCD’s) are the leading cause of death. And the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCD’s) in India has also witnessed a steep rise over the last few years. According to the data provided by the union health ministry, chronic non-communicable diseases (NCD’s) like hypertension, diabetes and cancer are increasing in India. Out of […]

India aims to eliminate lymphatic filariasis by 2021: Dr Harsh Vardhan

Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated National Symposium on the theme ‘United to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis’ on Wednesday, October 30

India aims to eliminate lymphatic filariasis by 2021: Dr Harsh Vardhan  “Planning, commitment, vision, societal involvement and past experiences can help us achieve our goal of eliminating Lymphatic Filariasis from the country by 2021” said Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare as he inaugurated the day-long National Symposium on the theme ‘United to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis’ in New Delhi today. Speaking […]

Union health minister urges stakeholders to implement National Digital Health Blueprint

Urging the stakeholders to work towards implementing the National Digital Health Blueprint(NDHB) in a time-bound manner, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan stated that government of India is committed to ensuring high-quality healthcare, accessible to all up to the last mile

Union health minister urges stakeholders to implement National Digital Health BlueprintThe digital health interventions are accelerating this transformation and have a huge potential for supporting Universal Health care. J. Satyanarayana, Former Chairman, UIDAI and Chairman of the National Digital Health Blueprint (NDHB) Committee submitted the final NDHB report to Dr Harsh Vardhan in New Delhi “The National Digital Health Blueprint (NDHB) is just a beginning; […]

Pune: Marathon to be organised to spread awareness on organ donation 

On Sunday, October 20, Punekars will run a marathon to spread awareness of the importance of organ donation. The run has been organised by Lions Club International District 3234D2 in Pune. The marathon will have a run of 3 km, 5 km, 10 km and 21 km i.e. half-marathon. The run has been organised at Pune near BMCC college ground

Pune: Marathon to be organised to spread awareness on organ donation As per the Health Ministry’s report in 2018, only 0.80 per million people opted to donate their organs in India. And, there is a steep imbalance between the demand and supply of the organs.  The main aim of the marathon is to spread awareness among the children and youths about the importance of organ donation.  India needs 2 […]

‘Make organ donation a movement of the people,’ Dr Harsh Vardhan urges health ministers

Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has urged all the concerned health ministers of states and union territories to spread awareness among the masses in regards to organ donation

‘Make organ donation a movement of the people,’ Dr Harsh Vardhan urges health ministersOne single organ and tissue donor can save or improve the lives of more than eight people, helping to restore eyesight, damaged tissues or vital functions. Organ transplantation gives thousands of children and adults each year a renewed chance at living full and active lives. On the second day of the 13th Conference of Central […]

Union health minister urges states to increase spending on healthcare

Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the 13th Conference of Central Council of Health and Family Welfare (CCHFW) He has urged states to increase spending on healthcare to achieve NHP 2017 goal of 2.5% GDP

Union health minister urges states to increase spending on healthcareUrging the participating Health Ministers from States/UTsto increase healthcare spending to a minimum 8% of their State budget so as to meet the goals of healthcare spending of National Health Policy 2017- 2.5% of GDP by 2025, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan stated that “From the first CCHFW meeting to […]

‘Every ministry needs to have a health section,‘ states Dr Harsh Vardhan

Dr Harsh Vardhan suggested that a mechanism needs to be institutionalized wherein every ministry has a health section/department, so that every policy factors in its health implications

‘Every ministry needs to have a health section,‘ states Dr Harsh VardhanThe union health minister proposed that a system needs to be put in place, so that each institution in every ministry can have a department. This can help in a major way as every policy can factor in its health implications. This will help different ministeries factor in the impacts that their policies could make […]
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