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 […]

IMA expresses displeasure over revised rates of Ayushman Bharat

Earlier this week, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has revised the rates of packages in the Ayushman Bharat scheme. There has been an increase in the rate of 270 packages, addition of 237 new packages

IMA expresses displeasure over revised rates of Ayushman BharatThe Governing Board of National Health Authority took a serious note of that and decided to undertake an exercise to remove the aberrations and anomalies in the Health Benefits Packages. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has stated that it is not satisfied with the revised rates which have been included in the Ayushman Bharat scheme. […]

Union govt revises rates for Ayushman Bharat scheme, adds 237 new packages

India is on the road to becoming the first country to use the International Classification of Health Interventions (ICHI) in its Health Benefit Packages list. There has been an increase in the rate of 270 packages, addition of 237 new packages

Union govt revises rates for Ayushman Bharat scheme, adds 237 new packagesAyushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY), India’s flagship healthcare scheme provides a cover of Rs. 5 Lakh per family per year to around 50 crore poor and vulnerable individuals. The specialist committees examined the relevant sections of HBP and made suggestions, the review committee examined the suggestions made by the specialist committees and […]

Government launches ‘UMMID’ initiative to tackle inherited genetic diseases of newborn babies

The Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Health & Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan today launched UMMID (Unique Methods of Management and treatment of Inherited Disorders) initiative and inaugurated NIDAN (National Inherited Diseases Administration) Kendras, which is being supported by Department of Biotechnology (DBT),M/o Science and Technology

Government launches ‘UMMID’ initiative to tackle inherited genetic diseases of newborn babiesSpeaking on the occasion in New Delhi, the Minister for Science & Technology brought attention to the issue of ensuring proper treatment to children and creation of awareness amongst the masses and urged upon all to dwell more into finding solutions. Congratulating DBT for supporting this path-breaking initiative. Dr Harsh Vardhan said, “With the program […]

Why isn’t there a central act to curb doctors attacks? SC asks Centre

The Supreme Court on Friday, September 6, issued a notice to the union government and the health ministry. The notice has been issued in connection with a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed over the increasing assaults on doctors in India

Why isn’t there a central act to curb doctors attacks? SC asks CentreThe Supreme Court in stern words, has asked the union government, ‘Why there is no central law against doctors assaults in India?’ Attack on doctors and medical professionals in India are increasing day by day. Recently, a retired doctor, offering voluntary services in Assam was lynched to death by the patient’s relatives. The most prominent […]

#DoctorAttack: Culprits to be imprisoned for 10 years under central law

The number of incidents relating to violence against doctors is increasing day-by-day; now in order to address this the union government has drafted a central law which will guarantee a strict punishment on the offenders

#DoctorAttack: Culprits to be imprisoned for 10 years under central lawThe recent attack on a doctor in Jorhat, Assam has shocked the medical fraternity. The violent incident claimed the doctor’s life. Dr Deben Dutta who was serving voluntarily for patient welfare group was lynched by a mob following the death of a patient. The doctor was not allowed by the mob to be taken to […]

FSSAI implements ban on colistin use with immediate effect

Colistin and its tolerance limits will be removed from the list of antibiotics and veterinary drugs for foods. The food regulatory body came up with the draft of the amendment and directed that it be operationalised immediately

FSSAI implements ban on colistin use with immediate effectThe Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on August 8, 2019, issued a draft regulation to prevent the use of antibiotic colistin in food, banned by the Union government in July. In exercise of the power conferred under section 92 of the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006, FSSAI has framed draft Food […]

#DoctorAttack: Union health minister approves draft on central act for violence against doctors

Union health minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan has given his approval to the draft of a central law to prevent assaults on doctors. He stated this during a press conference which was held on August 13. This is a positive step as doctors from the Indian Medical Association have been demanding this law since several years

#DoctorAttack: Union health minister approves draft on central act for violence against doctorsThe incidents of doctors attacks have been rising across the country and a centralised law is needed to address this issue. Various states have their own laws, but they prove inadequate and inefficient to bring justice to the victims. While speaking to the press, Dr Harsh Vardhan stated, “I want to convey to doctors that […]
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