Dr Harsh Vardhan releases the National Digital Health Blueprint report

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare released the National Digital Health Blueprint (NDHB) report in the public domain for inputs from various stakeholders, on July 15

Dr Harsh Vardhan releases the National Digital Health Blueprint reportIt will strengthen Digital India and accelerate our efforts towards Universal Health Coverage, stated Dr Harsh Vardhan Speaking on the occasion, the Union Health Minister said that the Government under the guidance of the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi is committed to ensuring high-quality healthcare, accessible to all up to the last mile. “The digital health […]

Soon, junk food with high-fat, salt, sugar content to have a ‘healthy message’

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has drafted a notification with provision of front-of-packaging labelling of high-fat, salty and sugar foods. The draft has been notified for public comments on July 2. This was stated by Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare) in a written reply in the Lok Sabha on Friday, July 12

Soon, junk food with high-fat, salt, sugar content to have a ‘healthy message’Unhealthy food choices are contributing to the rise of the obesity crisis among children. Mass awareness programmes are the need of the hour to educate the general public about the dangers that foods with a high-fat, salty and sugary foods pose to the health of children. Keeping this in mind, the formulated a regulation with […]

Doctor attack: Union govt holds first ever meeting to discuss central act for doctor’s security

On Friday, July 5, the union government had constituted a committee to discuss over the issues related to doctor’s security and the possibility of bringing in a Central Act to prevent violence against doctors. The committee held its first meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday, July 10. It was attended by health secretaries from Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu

Doctor attack: Union govt holds first ever meeting to discuss central act for doctor’s securityThe committee was constituted to examine the pros and cons of bringing out a Central Legislation against the assaults on doctors on duty and clinical establishments. The health ministry has constituted a committee for the first time to look into the aspect of violence against doctors and whether a central act can be brought in […]

Govt sets up committee to discuss central act for doctor’s security

The central government has set up a committee to discuss the central act. In total, four Rajya Sabha MP’S have raised the issue of attacks on doctors and paramedics

Govt sets up committee to discuss central act for doctor’s security  Are doctors in our country safe and secure? It doesn’t appear to be so as the vicious cycle of violence against doctors shows no signs of slowing down. In what is now evident as a dangerous pattern of doctor attacks, the incidences are fast increasing day-by-day in the country. It has now reached a […]

Chemists soon to go on strike over e-pharmacy issue?

The Chemist and Pharmacist associations are at loggerheads with the union government over the issue of e-pharmacy. In the past various chemist and pharmacist organisation have gone on strike in regards with the e-pharmacy issue. But the government has not paid heed to their demands. Now the All India and Druggist Association will soon be holding a meeting to decide whether they should go on an indefinite strike

Chemists soon to go on strike over e-pharmacy issue?The central government has prepared a law draft over e-pharmacy and is considering to bring it in for debate in the current Lok Sabha session. If this draft, becomes an act then it will legitimise and give e-pharmacist and equal footing when compared to other chemist shops. The All India Chemist and Druggist Association and […]

Govt says no to proposal for lateral entry for dentists and nurse in MBBS

In response to a question raised on the lateral entry of doctors and nurse in MBBS, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey declined the idea stating that there is no such proposal within the ministry

Govt says no to proposal for lateral entry for dentists and nurse in MBBSThe Minister was replying to the questions collectively raised by Adoor Prakash, an MP From Attingal constituency in Kerala and Saugata Roy, an MP from Trinamool Congress, Kolkata. The MP’s wanted to know whether the Government has any proposal to allow lateral entry for Dentistry/Nursing/Paramedical students into MBBS as per the draft New Education Policy […]

AES mortality rate has come down: Dr Harsh Vardhan

The strategic interventions made by the Health Ministry have started paying off and are showing positive results as the mortality rate has come down significantly, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare stated this as he continues to review the status of AES cases of Bihar with senior officers of the Health Ministry

AES mortality rate has come down: Dr Harsh VardhanIn the past forty-eight hours there have been only five Acute Encephalopathy Syndrome (AES) related admissions at Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH). Dr Harsh Vardhan further said that a round the clock point-of-care testing facility has been set up in SKMCH to monitor vital parameters such as blood gases, electrolytes, lactate etc,. of […]

Along with India, Maharashtra witnesses a steady rise in cancer cases

The incidence of cancer is rising across the country. In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey presented the figures in regards to the cancer cases in the country

Along with India, Maharashtra witnesses a steady rise in cancer casesThe question on cancer patients was raised by Rajeshbhai Naranbhai Chudasama, a Member of Parliament from Junagadh-Gir Somnath, Gujarat. The question stated whether the number of cancer patients is on the rise in the country and if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor; the steps taken by Government for early detection and cure […]

#SaveDoctors: Dr Harsh Vardhan appeals doctors to withdraw strike

The union health minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan has taken stock of the nationwide protest of doctors. The protest erupted after a brutal attack done on a doctor in Kolkata. After asking the West Bengal Chief Minister to not make it a matter of prestige, he has requested doctors to end their strike assuring them that he will ensure their safety

#SaveDoctors: Dr Harsh Vardhan appeals doctors to withdraw strikeIn a recent incident in West Bengal, Dr Paribha Mukherjee, a young doctor was brutally attacked by a violent mob at NRS Medical College, Kolkata. He is critical and fighting for his life. As the atmosphere in the medical fraternity is charged across the country as a result of the Kolkata doctor attack. Several doctors […]

Formulate draft for e-prescriptions before e-pharmacy draft: Chemists to govt

The health ministry on Monday, June 10 called on a meeting regarding the future of e-pharmacy in the country. Drug controllers and chemist from all states participated in the meeting. The pharmacist and chemists have now demanded that a draft for e-prescriptions should be prepared before the e-pharmacy draft is accepted

Formulate draft for e-prescriptions before e-pharmacy draft: Chemists to govtThe government released the draft rules as amendments to the Drugs and Cosmetics Act last August, and plans to roll them out in the first 100 days of its second term. Under the draft rules, only government-registered e-portals can sell medicines and must retain prescriptions and verify details of patients and doctors. At the meeting […]
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