What is lymphatic filariasis? Here’s why you need to be aware about this condition

The Government of Maharashtra’s Public Health department has brought on board actor Swwapnil Joshi as the official ‘Brand Ambassador for Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis (LF)’ in Maharashtra. The actor will help raise awareness about Lymphatic Filariasis (or Hathi Rog, as it is colloquially known) and the government’s efforts to eliminate the disease from Maharashtra

What is lymphatic filariasis? Here’s why you need to be aware about this conditionThe popular Marathi actor will help raise awareness about Lymphatic Filariasis (Hatti Rog) and the government’s efforts to eliminate the disease from Maharashtra. Lymphatic filariasis impairs the lymphatic system and can lead to the abnormal enlargement of body parts, causing pain, severe disability and social stigma Lymphatic filariasis, commonly known as elephantiasis, (Hathi Rog), is […]

We must match speed, skill and scale to get the desired results: J P Nadda

Union Health Minister, J P Nadda presided over and addressed the 5th National Summit on Good, Replicable Practices & Innovations in Public Healthcare Systems, at Kaziranga, Assam on Tuesday, October 30

We must match speed, skill and scale to get the desired results: J P NaddaJ P Nadda and the Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal also released a Coffee Table Book on Good Practices, Evidence to Action: Towards Universal Health Coverage. Speaking at the function, Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal said that everybody will benefit from these best practices and there is a need to raise awareness amongst the masses […]

J P Nadda addresses 2nd International Conference on Primary Health Care in Kazakhstan

The union health minister spoke on the theme: The Future of Primary Health Care. He further said that our progress in making improvements in maternal, child health and communicable diseases is largely due to our sustained focus on and investing in strengthening health systems for these services

J P Nadda addresses 2nd International Conference on Primary Health Care in Kazakhstan“Multi sectoral action is a key to addressing social and environmental determinants and we have developed operational strategies to build a shared goal and vision between sectors such as Nutrition, Drinking Water and Sanitation, education, rural and urban development departments.” This was stated by J P Nadda, union minister for health and family welfare during […]

Union health ministry monitors cases of Zika virus in Rajasthan

A few cases of Zika virus disease have been reported in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The present outbreak in Jaipur was detected through the ICMR surveillance system

Union health ministry monitors cases of Zika virus in RajasthanAs directed by J. P. Nadda, union health minister, a seven member high level Central team was deputed to Jaipur immediately following detection of first case to assist State Government in control and containment measures. The situation is being reviewed at the level of union minister of health and monitored on a daily basis by […]

J P Nadda addresses meeting on tuberculosis at 73rd session of UNGA

Our goal continues to be to achieve the vision of universal access to quality diagnosis and treatment for TB, stated Union Health Minister, J P Nadda

J P Nadda addresses meeting on tuberculosis at 73rd session of UNGA“Our goal continues to be to achieve the vision of universal access to quality diagnosis and treatment for TB and address the social determinants of TB through a multi-sectoral response,” said JP Nadda. This union minister of health and family welfare spoke about this during his address at the ‘high level meeting on tuberculosis at […]

Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh re-nominated for second term as WHO Regional Director

Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh is the first woman to have been elected to the position of Regional Director for WHO South-East Asia Region after an illustrious career in the Indian civil service, World Bank and WHO

Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh re-nominated for second term as WHO Regional DirectorIndia today retained the top WHO position in South-East Asia Region with Dr PoonamKhetrapal Singh unanimously re-elected as Regional Director for another five-year term beginning February 2019.The elections were held at the on-going Regional Committee meeting of WHO South-East Asia Thanking all Member states for supporting India’s candidate, J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health […]

India has fast-tracked many initiatives aimed at achieving Universal Health Coverage: J P Nadda

India has already initiated universal screening for prevention and management of five common NCDs including hypertension, diabetes and three common Cancers of oral cavity, breast and cervix at pan India level

India has fast-tracked many initiatives aimed at achieving Universal Health Coverage: J P Nadda“India has fast-tracked many initiatives aimed at achieving all the core tenets of Universal Health Coverage i.e, strengthening health systems, improving access to free medicines and diagnostics, and reducing catastrophic healthcare spending,” stated by J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health at the inauguration of the ‘71st Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia,’ […]

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 […]

India affirms strong support for TB cooperation plan in every aspect: J P Nadda

J P Nadda addresses 8th BRICS Health Ministers’ Meeting at Durban; highlights the achievements of India in the health sector

India affirms strong support for TB cooperation plan in every aspect: J P Nadda“India affirms strong support for TB cooperation plan in every aspect as agreed upon in the 6th BRICS Health Ministers’ meeting held in Delhi in 2016 and in the first High-Level Meeting of the UN General Assembly on Ending Tuberculosis.” This was stated by J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare during […]

‘Aadhaar’ not a must for availing Ayushman Bharat health benefits

Aadhaar is one of the means, but not the only validation process for the benefits under Ayushman Bharat. Voter ID card and the Ration card will also be considered for giving the health benefits under the Ayushman Bharat health scheme. V.K. Paul, one of the senior members of the Niti Aayog, has stated this while speaking to the press in Delhi

‘Aadhaar’ not a must for availing Ayushman Bharat health benefitsWhile speaking to the press V.K. Paul, member, Niti Aayog said, “We have to link the name of the person in the list with the beneficiary. There has to be a bridge to identify them. That bridge can be Aadhaar or any other means of identification. Aadhaar is not a must to access the services […]
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