Meet Dr Soumya Swaminathan, WHO became India’s pride

Dr Swaminathan was honoured with the highest post ever held by an Indian in World Health Organization in October

Meet Dr Soumya Swaminathan, WHO became India’s prideWhen Dr Soumya Swaminathan hit the headlines after being chosen as deputy director general of World Health Organization (WHO), it was a matter of pride of not just her, but for every Indian. She is the first Indian to hold a post as prestigious as this in the renowned international organisation. If you thought this […]

World Disability Day: Special Olympics medallist Gauri Gadgil receives National award

The National Awards for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities are handed out by the Divya Sanjan, Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, Ministry of Health. The awards are given in the categories of research institutes, outstanding staff, and research institutes working for luminaries. The International Day of Disabled Persons will be marked on December 03, 2017

World Disability Day: Special Olympics medallist Gauri Gadgil receives National awardThe Government of India declared National Awards for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities today. In total, Maharashtra received 5 awards in different categories. The distribution of these awards will be done by the President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on December 3, which is marked as World Disability Day. The awards are handed out […]

ICMR finds ways to tackle TB

With World Health Organization (WHO) releasing its annual Tuberculosis (TB) report, it seems to have shocked the world with it staggering figures. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), has now formed a committee to find ways and means to fight the battle against TB in India

ICMR finds ways to tackle TBThe Indian Tuberculosis Research Consortium (ITRC) was formed by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in Delhi. In its meeting on October 31 and November 1, International Scientific Advisory Group (ISAG) comprises global experts in the areas of TB research and has been formed to advise the ITRC on developing and translating, research and […]

NPPA’s move on fixing price of knee implants lauded by experts

The cap on ceiling prices of orthopaedic knee implants for knee replacement surgery means that all manufacturers will have to comply and implement the ceiling prices for the knee replacement as well the revision surgery, a move welcomed by doctors across the country

NPPA’s move on fixing price of knee implants lauded by expertsWith the government introducing a new move to make healthcare affordable and maintaining transparency in the cost of the medical equipment and implants by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) was welcomed by doctors across the country. The much appreciated move was announced by NPPA in regards to putting a cap on the ceiling prices […]

A door-to-door-campaign to detect unreported TB cases to start soon

The second phase of TB campaign will run under the government of India’s ‘Active TB Case Finding campaign’ which is part of its long-term plan to eliminate the disease by the year 2025

A door-to-door-campaign to detect unreported TB cases to start soonThe second phase of campaign which seeks to detect hidden cases of TB will commence in Maharashtra from July 17 to 30. In the first phase of campaign from the total of as many as 2,650 cases detected nationally, 161 were found in Mumbai, Thane, Bhiwandi and Pune. The campaign will be launched in Aurangabad, Beed, […]

Health ministry gears up to tackle vector-borne disease

The maximum number of cases of the vector-borne disease was reported from Kerala with 9,104 followed by Tamil Nadu with 4,174 till July 2. As many as 10,952 chikungunya cases have also been reported in the country till July 2. Karnataka has recorded highest number of cases with 4,047

Health ministry gears up to tackle vector-borne diseaseThe Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda, held a high level meeting to review the preparedness of the Health Ministry for prevention and control of vector borne diseases (dengue, malaria, chikungunya) in the country today. During the meeting, Nadda asked the states for mounting aggressive IEC campaigns to enhance awareness on […]

India assures the global community about its commitment to eradicate TB by 2025

A recent study published in Lancet Infectious Disease journal states that by 2040, one in every eight TB cases in India will be multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB. According to health ministry figures, India has 2.8 million cases of TB every year. Of these, 2.8% are new cases of MDR while another 11.2% are acquired cases of multi-drug resistance

India assures the global community about its commitment to eradicate TB by 2025Alarmed by the rising threat of tuberculosis (TB) worldwide, the health ministers of G20 countries discussed the immediate action plan to fight TB. The 29th coordination committee board meeting of ‘Stop TB’ programme was held in Berlin, Germany. Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, JP Nadda had represented India in the global leaders’ summit. […]