NITI Aayog and UN in India sign Sustainable Development Framework for 2018-2022

The agreement is a reflection of the commitment and efforts made by India towards attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

NITI Aayog and UN in India sign Sustainable Development Framework for 2018-2022The Government of India-United Nations Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF) for 2018-2022 was signed by the CEO, NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant and United Nations Resident Coordinator in India Yuri Afanasiev, at a special signing ceremony presided over by Vice Chairperson, NITI Aayog, Dr Rajiv Kumar. Members of NITI Aayog and Heads of UN agencies in India […]

Union health minister reviews the flood relief measures in Kerala

We are sending the needed medicines and other supplies to the flood-affected state of Kerala assured J P Nadda

Union health minister reviews the flood relief measures in KeralaJ P Nadda, union minister for health and family welfare reviewed the flood relief measures with senior officials of the ministry. Senior officials of the health ministry briefed the union minister that government is closely monitoring the disease surveillance data for potential outbreak of epidemic prone diseases. A rising trend is indicated in cases of […]

Organ donation: Hema Malini and Soha Ali Khan lead Asli HERO campaign

On Organ Donation Day (August 13), saw veteran actress and favourite of a billion Indians, Hema Malini and bestselling author and actress Soha Ali Khan appeal to citizens via twitter, to be an Asli HERO

Organ donation: Hema Malini and Soha Ali Khan lead Asli HERO campaignAn Asli HERO is an acronym for someone who ‘Helps Everyone Recycle Organs.’  The use of the world ‘Help’ in the acronym ‘HERO’ recognises that there is an entire ecosystem that holistically makes organ donation possible. The Asli HERO campaign is jointly presented by the charitable Amar Gandhi Foundation and ROTTO SOTTO (regional and state […]

8.0% men and 5.8 % women affected with diabetes in India, reveals health min

The minister of state for Health and Family Welfare, Anupriya Patel admitted that India ranks second in the list of diabetes affected countries

8.0% men and 5.8 % women affected with diabetes in India, reveals health min“According to International Diabetes Federation(IDF) Diabetes Atlas (7th Edition), China has the largest number of diabetes (11.43 cr.), followed by India (7.29 cr.) in 2017. As per the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4); 2015-16, 5.8 % women and 8.0 % men in India are having blood sugar level above 140 mg/dl, in the age group […]

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 […]
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