Ayushman Bharat: IMA signs partnership agreement with govt

Difference over pricing rates of Ayushman Bharat package rates still a point of contention among the two

Ayushman Bharat: IMA signs partnership agreement with govtIMA signed a partnership agreement with the Government on Ayushman Bharat. IMA National President Dr Ravi S Wankhedkar and Honorary Secretary General, Dr R N Tandon led the team. After three hours of hard negotiations IMA agreed to take up the major responsibility of facilitating the empanelment of small and medium private hospitals. The differences […]

Doctor urges PM to make glucometer available at government hospitals

Dr Pradeep Gadge earlier campaigned to bring glucometer strips under the government’s price control. After government the made them available at Jan Aushadhi stores, where generically similar medicines are sold at prices lower than the market, he appealed to make it more accessible and asked that even private hospitals must have it

Doctor urges PM to make glucometer available at government hospitalsDr Pradeep Gadge, a leading diabetologist at Gadge Diabetes Care Centre, Mumbai, has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis urging them to make glucometers more accessible. He earlier campaigned to bring glucometer strips under the government’s price control. Currently, with an estimated diabetic population of nearly 425 […]

Poshan Abhiyaan: WCD Ministry to organise Tech-Thon seminar

Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India will organise a day-long seminar on technology partnerships for steering Poshan Abhiyaan on 28th June, 2018 at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in New Delhi

Poshan Abhiyaan: WCD Ministry to organise Tech-Thon seminarICDS-CAS (Common Application Software) has been specially designed to strengthen the Service Delivery System as well as the mechanism for Real Time Monitoring (RTM) for nutritional outcomes. Briefing the media on the upcoming Poshan Abhiyaan TECH-THON, WCD Secretary Rakesh Srivastava said that it looks at improving the nutrition outcomes through effective monitoring, timely intervention and […]

Pune: Eye care hospital to distribute assistive devices for blind people

H V Desai eye care hospital in Pune will be celebrating Helen Keller birth anniversary by distributing special equipment for the blind

Pune: Eye care hospital to distribute assistive devices for blind peopleIn order to mark the birth anniversary of Helen Keller, on Wednesday, June 27, 350 visually impaired students will be given assistive devices (angel players and smartphones) by the Technical Training Institute affiliated to H V Desai eye care hospital. The Assistive Device scheme is the initiative of Government of India, under the ADIP scheme(Assistive […]

Soon: Generic drug name to be larger than brand name

In order to promote the use of affordable generic drugs, the union government has issued a notification. With the new notification the government has directed the pharma companies to have generic names of drugs with a larger font size. The new notification will come into effect from September 13

Soon: Generic drug name to be larger than brand nameIn a bid to make healthcare affordable to all, the government is promoting low-cost generic medicines. The government has now issued a notification and has directed all pharma companies to print generic drug name on the label with a bigger font.  It states that the font size should be two times bigger than the brand […]

‘India is committed to reforms in health services using ICT,’ says JP Nadda

While addressing the Global Digital Health Partnership Summit, in Australia, JP Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare stated that the Indian government aims to create integrated digital health platform and enable creation of electronic health record for 1.3 billion people of India

‘India is committed to reforms in health services using ICT,’ says JP Nadda“Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has great potential towards improvement of delivery of healthcare services. India is committed to reforms in health service delivery using ICT under Digital India Program of Government of India,” stated J P Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare during his address at Global Digital Health Partnership Summit, at […]

NACO ropes in Metropolis healthcare to conduct HIV viral load testing

Through this game-changing initiative by the government, NACO and Metropolis will together impact lives of lakhs of patients. All tests will be conducted at the clinic’s global reference laboratory located in Kurla, and other Metropolis labs may be included after the initial phase

NACO ropes in Metropolis healthcare to conduct HIV viral load testingMetropolis Healthcare Ltd was recently awarded the contract by  National Aids Control Organization (NACO), Ministry of Health, and Government of India to conduct HIV viral load testing for patients across 525 antiretroviral therapy (ART) centres in the country, bringing about a sweeping change in treating HIV patients in the country. This initiative has begun from […]

‘Padma Shri’ Sampat Ramteke: The man who made sickle-cell awareness his ‘mission’

Sickle-cell disease is a form of a blood disorder, inherited from parents. In this disease, red blood cells in the body resemble a sickle and the haemoglobin’s shape is not normal. Late Sampat Ramteke had spent 26 years spreading awareness about this disease in India. The Indian government has conferred him with a ‘Padma Shri’ for his phenomenal work in the healthcare sector

‘Padma Shri’ Sampat Ramteke: The man who made sickle-cell awareness his ‘mission’A man, who made sickle-cell awareness his only ‘mission’ in life, has been conferred with a ‘Padma Shri’ (posthumous) by the Union government. The late Sampat Ramteke, who hailed from Nagpur, Maharashtra, had spent his entire life to spread awareness on sickle-cell disease. Sampat Ramteke, fought for the rights of sickle-cell affected patients, and had […]

Online oncology tutorial series launched by health ministry and Tata Memorial Centre  

This course is intended for physicians, gynaecologists, dentists and other healthcare professionals who are not oncologists, but can play a very crucial role in early detection and diagnosis of cancers. This will equip them with the skills and knowledge on basics of oncology to detect, diagnose and refer cancer cases early

Online oncology tutorial series launched by health ministry and Tata Memorial Centre  Preeti Sudan, Secretary, Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare today launched the country’s first digital Online Oncology Tutorial Series designed by the Tata Memorial Center in collaboration with the Health Ministry. The oncology tutorial series aim to train the doctors across the country to educate them in early detection, prevention, palliation, rehabilitation and treatment […]

Sachin Tendulkar: Unfit, unhealthy India will be a recipe for disaster

After being muzzled in Rajya Sabha, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar took to Facebook and posted a 15-minute long video on Facebook about his vision of a healthy and a fit India. He even said that, in mobile phones era people have become immobile. Due to which, My Medical Mantra’s campaign #NoMobileKnowFamily will help you to kick of your cell phone addiction and balance your life, online and offline

Sachin Tendulkar: Unfit, unhealthy India will be a recipe for disasterOn Friday, the Master Blaster took to social media platform with the message of ‘transforming India from being a sport loving nation to a sport playing nation’. As our eating sessions are bigger and sporting sessions are shorter. He emphasised on building a sporting culture in the country, otherwise a young, unfit, unhealthy India will […]