Health ministry launches ‘Safe Delivery’ App to reduce mother-child mortality rate

The app is expected to improve the quality of care that is being provided to the pregnant mother in the labour room and maternity operation theatres, thereby preventing the undesirable adverse outcomes associated with childbirth

Health ministry launches ‘Safe Delivery’ App to reduce mother-child mortality rateThe Union Health Minister, JP Nadda today launched ‘LaQshya’ (Labour Room Quality Improvement Initiative), a safe delivery mobile application for health workers who manage normal and complicated deliveries in the peripheral areas, and also released the Operational Guidelines for Obstetric High Dependency Units (HDUs) and Intensive Care Units (ICUs). There is enough evidence that supports […]

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 […]

‘India has reduced its new malaria cases by one third,’ says JP Nadda

Reiterating the commitment to eliminate malaria, Nadda stated that the focus on the bordering districts and empowering local authorities with information, tools and knowledge will help malaria reductions in India and its neighbours

‘India has reduced its new malaria cases by one third,’ says JP NaddaIndia has reduced its new malaria cases by one third, and even crossed the malaria mortality targets of 2020. This was stated by Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare at the High Level Roundtable on “Accelerating the Elimination of Malaria in the South-East Asia Region”, here today. J P Nadda […]

India vows to eliminate TB by 2025 at 1st WHO Global Ministerial Conference

Speaking at the first high level plenary, JP Nadda said that India has ended polio and will use a similar intensified effort to end TB also. The National Strategic Plan for TB elimination in India has essentially four pillars to address the major challenges for TB control, namely- 'Detect, Treat, Build and Prevent'

India vows to eliminate TB by 2025 at 1st WHO Global Ministerial Conference  “Tuberculosis is the world’s biggest infectious killer. Like so many diseases, TB strikes the poorest and most marginalized communities the hardest,” said Dr Tedros while opening the WHO Global Ministerial Conference to #EndTB Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda, today reaffirmed India’s commitment to eliminating tuberculosis (TB) by 2025 at […]

ICMR releases guidelines on Biomedical and Health Research for adults and children  

The National Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Children have been developed specifically to address ethical issues of conducting research in children. Benefit of research carried out in adults cannot be applied to children, as the doses and duration of therapy, pharmacodynamics, adverse effects of drugs in children vary from adults

ICMR releases guidelines on Biomedical and Health Research for adults and children  The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) released two national guidelines, which would specifically help in understanding the complexities of ethical issues around research involving human participants (adults and children). These guidelines aim to protect and safeguard the interests of individuals, communities and society as a whole. The ‘National Guidelines for Biomedical and Health Research […]

IB report portrays tobacco control campaign a threat: Hurt Tata hospital director writes to PM Modi

An Intelligence Bureau (IB) report of Home Ministry portrayed India’s success in controlling tobacco as a threat to the nation. Saddened by the media report, Dr Kailash Sharma, Director (Academics) of Tata Memorial Hospital, Department of Atomic Energy, GoI, wrote a letter to Honorable Home Minister with a copy to Prime Minister, Health Minister and National Security Advisor. The letter also questions the logic of supporting livelihood of 3.5 crore people by killing 12 lakhs innocent Indians every year

IB report portrays tobacco control campaign a threat: Hurt Tata hospital director writes to PM ModiOn 2nd June, 2017 Shri JP Nadda, Union Minister of Health released a report that showed 17% relative decrease in tobacco consumption in India, between the year 2010 to 2016. The maximum decrease (54%) in consumption happened in the age group of 17 years. In absolute numbers, the Government’s campaign saved 81 lakhs less Indians picking […]

Should e-cigarettes be banned? A letter sent to J P Nadda raises debate

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) also known as e-cigarettes are used as an alternative to normal cigarettes. Along with anti-tobacco movement, there is an increasing demand to ban e-cigarettes in India. Some states have already initiated the ban on e-cigarettes

Should e-cigarettes be banned? A letter sent to J P Nadda raises debateA letter written to the Union Health Minister, JP Nadda by two eminent researchers advocating e-cigarettes for de-addiction has opened up debate in the medical fraternity where many experts are against it. Dr M Siddiqi, chairman of Cancer Foundation of India, Kolkata and RN Sharan, professor of Biochemistry at North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, who have […]

Provide cancer treatment in govt hospitals, demands MP Shrikant Shinde

It will be beneficial for the patients, if the treatment is made available in the government hospital at a lower cost. For this, central government should consider introducing 'radiotherapy' treatment at government hospital, in the city

Provide cancer treatment in govt hospitals, demands MP Shrikant ShindeLakhs of Patients in the government hospital suffer due to the shortage of ‘radiotherapy’ machines for treating cancer. Shivsena MP Shrikant Shinde raised a question in the Lok Sabha by asking about government’s plans to provide ‘radiotherapy’ in the government hospitals? Because, if the ‘radiotherapy’ treatment is not provided at the right time, then there […]

Centre steps in to curb unwarranted c-sections

The increase in numbers of C-section deliveries had raised many eyebrows. The WHO has suggested that only 10 to 15 per cent of the total deliveries should be through a C-section.  Tamil Nadu reported a figure of 34 per cent and Telangana 54 per cent. To curb unwarranted C-sections government has directed all hospitals which fall under Central Government Health Scheme to declare C-section deliveries

Centre steps in to curb unwarranted c-sections  In a bid to curb unwarranted C-section deliveries, the central government has taken up a series of measures to control this rising trend. Earlier, private hospitals that are a part of the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) were asked to declare the rate of C-section deliveries which take place. Now, the Federation of Obstetric […]

Health Ministry survey reports significant dip in tobacco consumption among youths

The global adult tobacco survey has brought a sigh of relief for the government as well. The prevalence of tobacco use among the youths aged 15-24 has gone down from 18.4 per cent in 2009-10 to 12.4 per cent in 2016-17, which is 33 per cent relative reduction

Health Ministry survey reports significant dip in tobacco consumption among youthsThe tobacco consumption in India has seen a significant dip of six percent in the year 2016-17, as compared to the year 2009-10. The adult tobacco survey, which was conducted by Union Health Ministry shows that tobacco prevalence has gone down from 34.6 per cent to 28.6 per cent. As per the Health Ministry, total […]