Aadhar made mandatory for nutrition benefit scheme, leaves activists fuming

In order to curb the rising women and infant mortality rates in the country, the union government had launched ‘Sabala’ and ‘Amrit Aahar’ yojana. The aim of the scheme is to provide nutritious food for the expectant mother, lactating mothers, and adolescent girls. But, in order to be a beneficiary under these schemes. The government has made it compulsory to have an Aadhar card to gain access to the benefit schemes

Aadhar made mandatory for nutrition benefit scheme, leaves activists fumingHealth activists said that with the Aadhar linking mandatory, many women will not get the benefit of the government scheme. Malnutrition in the tribal and rural areas, is the biggest challenge, the government machinery facing. And to reduce the rising mother and child mortality rates is a herculean task before the state machinery. To help […]

J P Nadda asks states to implement the Clinical Establishment Act

The Union Health Minister on Thursday wrote to Chief Ministers of all states for the adoption and implementation of Clinical Act in order to stop ill practices in the private health sector

J P Nadda asks states to implement the Clinical Establishment ActThe much debated Clinical Establishment Bill might finally get to see the light of day, as Union Health Minister J P Nadda has written to all states asking them to implement the Clinical Establishment Act. The medical fraternity and health activist across the state have welcomed this step taken by the central government. Dr Ravi […]

Pune votes for patients rights, urge govt to bring private hospitals under regulatory framework

The survey was carried out by Jan Arogya Abhiyan under an initiated titled ‘Patient’s Voice, Citizen’s Initiative Campaign.’ The findings were based on three questions - Should Maharashtra government regulate and standardise private hospitals to check commercialisation? Should it take concrete steps to improve quality of care in public hospitals? Should it immediately enact legislation to protect patient’s rights?

Pune votes for patients rights, urge govt to bring private hospitals under regulatory frameworkJan Arogya Abhiyan initiated ‘Patient’s Voice, Citizen’s Initiative Campaign’ and organised a vote for patient’s rights in different parts of Pune, from June 15-30. The results revealed, “Around 98% voted in favour of bringing private hospitals under regulatory framework. 99% voters felt that there is a need to improve public hospitals. And around 99% demanded […]

Pune NGO starts ‘Patients Voice Campaign’ survey urges people to vote for health rights

The poll comprises of three questions: Is government control necessary to curb unregulated functioning of private hospitals? Are concrete solutions required to improve the standard of government hospitals? And should Maharashtra government enact a law for protection of patients’ rights?

Pune NGO starts ‘Patients Voice Campaign’ survey urges people to vote for health rightsJan Aarogya Abhiyan, a Pune based NGO has launched a ‘patients voice campaign’. As a part of the campaign, the NGO is planning to weigh people’s perception on the need to regulate private sector, on the condition of public hospitals and need to have laws for protection of patients. The group is appealing citizens to […]