Himachal Pradesh: Health workers brave harsh weather conditions to detect new TB cases 

Health workers in Himachal Pradesh have endured harsh wintery condition to go door-to-door for detecting new TB cases. They have gone above their call of duty to help spread awareness on tuberculosis (TB) and also collected sputum samples in seven of the ten districts in the North Indian state

Himachal Pradesh: Health workers brave harsh weather conditions to detect new TB cases The state health workers formed teams to go door-to-door to find people who were showing early symptoms of tuberculosis. As a part of the state funded ‘Mukhya Mantri Kshay Rog Nivaran Yojana,’ over 2,000 health teams visited door-to-door and screened over 18 lakh people across ten districts in Himachal Pradesh, excluding tribal districts of Lahaul […]

Drones to collect blood samples from hilly areas of Himachal Pradesh

The government of Himachal Pradesh has moved ahead with a proposal to utilise drones for delivering medicines and collect blood samples from rugged areas of the northern state

Drones to collect blood samples from hilly areas of Himachal PradeshIn order to overcome the barriers of the mountainous terrain and barren conditions, the state government of Himachal Pradesh plans to deploy drones to collect blood samples and drop medicines in remote areas of the Kullu district. If the project runs smoothly it will be implemented in the tribal belt of Kinnaur, Lahaul-Spiti, Pangi and […]

Immunisation: ‘She’ is safeguarding the health of the next generation

In India, ASHA workers have been the true health ambassadors, who have been entrusted with the responsibility to ensure that no child is left out from getting immunised. Till now, crores of children have been immunised in India but this would not have been possible without the ceaseless efforts put in by ASHA workers and Geeta Varma, is one of them

Immunisation: ‘She’ is safeguarding the health of the next generationGeeta Varma, an ASHA worker from Himachal Pradesh’s, Mandi district represents the face of around 12 lakh Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers in India. These workers go beyond their call of duty, when it comes to saving precious lives. Their role could be different, but their aim is one – to save a life. […]

#AyushmanBharat: Four states sign MOU with Union Health Ministry

Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda, presided over a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony with four States Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Union Territory of Chandigarh for implementing Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan MantriRashtriyaSwasthya Suraksha Mission (PMRSSM), at a regional workshop for northern States at Shimla, on Monday May 14

#AyushmanBharat: Four states sign MOU with Union Health MinistrySpeaking at the function, Union Health and Family Welfare minister J P Nadda said, “We are witnessing history as the first MoU of Ayushman Bharat is being signed here. The scheme shall be a big game changer in the healthcare”. Union minister further said, the initiatives undertaken by the Government eventually become the largest health […]

‘We walk miles and miles, just to ensure that no kid is left unimmunised’

In India, lakhs of newborn child and expectant mothers lose their life as they do not get vaccinated on time. In order to bring the infant, child, and maternal mortality rates down; the union government began ‘Mission Indradhanush’ in 2014. Till now, crores of children have been immunised under this mission, but this would not have been possible without the ceaseless efforts put in by Asha workers and Geeta Varma, is one of them

‘We walk miles and miles, just to ensure that no kid is left unimmunised’As an soldier fights to protect his motherland from an enemy on the border, as a policemen who safeguards the citizens from criminals, as a fire brigade personnel who risks his life to save someone else, our health workers also play a similar role in their battles with the deadly diseases to ensure that the […]

Rabies: WHO recognises Himachal Pradesh doctor’s low-cost treatment

The World Health Organization (WHO) has notified a rabies immunisation protocol developed by Dr Omesh Kumar Bharti from Himachal Pradesh, as the new global standard. Besides, the cost of treatment would go down to just Rs 350 from the existing Rs 35,000 per patient

Rabies: WHO recognises Himachal Pradesh doctor’s low-cost treatmentRabies is an infectious viral disease that is almost always fatal following the onset of clinical symptoms. In up to 99% of cases, domestic dogs are responsible for rabies virus transmission to humans. Yet, rabies can affect both domestic and wild animals. It is spread to people through bites or scratches, usually via saliva. As […]

Generic Medicines: After Himachal and Delhi, will Maha follow?

Himachal government is mulling a law to make Generic Medicines compulsory. Soon, the Delhi Government is going to pass an order making it mandatory to all the government hospitals and doctors therein to prescribe only National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) medicines to the patients. So, will Maharashtra follow the Himachal and Delhi government’s footsteps?

Generic Medicines: After Himachal and Delhi, will Maha follow?Satyendar Jain, Minister of Health and family welfare announced that the Delhi Government is soon going to pass an order making it mandatory to all the government hospitals and Doctors therein to prescribe only National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) medicines to patients. As per Jain, MRP (Maximum Retail Prices) of the medicines should not […]

Himachal govt mulling a law to make Generic Medicines compulsory

Soon, medical practitioners across the state of Himachal Pradesh will have to prescribe Generic Medicines to the patients. In order to make the medicines affordable, HP government is mulling a law on Generic Medicines. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had appealed to the doctors across the country to prescribe the Generic Medicines to the patients

Himachal govt mulling a law to make Generic Medicines compulsoryThe government of Himachal Pradesh plans to make it compulsory for doctors of all hospitals in the state to prescribe Generic Medicines to the patients, said Health Minister Vipin Parmar. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Vipin Parmar, the Health Minister of Himachal Pradesh said, “Soon, the state government will enact a law regarding the prescription of the Generic Medicines in […]