Health minister: MTP bill in process of finalisation

The health minister said the draft Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) (Amendment) Bill, 2014, was placed in public domain for comments. Taking account of both public opinion and the recommendations from the deliberations, the proposed MTP (Amendment) Bill, 2018 has been drafted and is under the consultative process for finalisation

Health minister: MTP bill in process of finalisationWhile answering a question on the steps taken by the Government to review and strengthen the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Amendment Bill, 2014, Union Health Minister, JP Nadda, in the Lok Sabha, on Monday, said that MTP is in the process of finalisation. The minister, in the reply, said, “Following the inter-ministerial consultations, the […]

J P Nadda launches national viral hepatitis control program

We are strongly committed towards eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030, states Union health minister, J P Nadda at an event health to observe World Hepatitis Day

J P Nadda launches national viral hepatitis control programAddressing the participants, Nadda said that under the guidance of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi the Ministry is aggressively addressing the preventable diseases. J P Nadda said that there has been a paradigm shift in designing the programme. “Programmes are now designed at the ground level and all stakeholders are taken into the consideration. We are […]

Southern India worst hit by dengue: Union health minister

While answering a question on the incidence of dengue-related cases, union health minister, J P Nadda, said, three out of the five worst dengue hit states are in South India namely Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka

Southern India worst hit by dengue: Union health ministerHe further informed that in 2017, due to dengue, as many as 325 deaths were reported across the country, out of which 65 and 37 deaths were reported from Tamil Nadu and Kerala respectively. In 2018 (till June), of the total 22 deaths, one death from Tamil Nadu and 14 deaths from Kerala are reported […]

India witnessing an increase in cancer cases, states JP Nadda

The union health minister, J P Nadda, further mentioned that in the year 2015, 2016 and 2017, the number of cancer cases registered nationwide were 13,88,397, 14,51,417 and 15,17,426 respectively, indicating a rise in the cancer cases

India witnessing an increase in cancer cases, states JP NaddaWhile answering a question on whether the cancer cases have increased in a country union minister for health mentioned that National Cancer Registry Program shows some increase in incidence of all types of cancer. While explaining the measures that government is taking he said, “A population level initiative for prevention, control and screening for common […]

Over 16 lakh people pledged to donate their organs

The NGO’s working in the field and the doctors have expressed their happiness over the number of people who pledged for organ donation. While these pledges do not have any legal backing, experts say, this will help in building awareness in the country

Over 16 lakh people pledged to donate their organsWhile answering a question in the legislative assembly, union health minister JP Nadda informed that as per data available with NOTTO, around 16.5 lakh people have pledged to donate their organs after death. Health minister, in his reply, said that there is an increase in awareness levels. Amruta Deogaonkar, President of Rotary district 3131, Gandhi […]

Empower us to substitute branded medicines with generic drugs: Pharmacists to Health Minister

The Maharashtra Registered Pharmacist Association has demanded that the Health Ministry should empower them to substitute generics with branded medicines. Also, the pharmacists have suggested the government revise the Drug and Cosmetic Act, 1940, to supply cheaper medicines to the common people

Empower us to substitute branded medicines with generic drugs: Pharmacists to Health MinisterThe Maharashtra Registered Pharmacist Association (MRPA) has written a letter to the Union Health Minister JP Nadda. The pharmacists have demanded to allow them to give generic medicine to the patients as a substitute for branded drugs. Generic drugs are cheaper compared to the branded drugs and are available in the market. A few days […]

Ayushman Bharat: 20 states sign MoU for implementing National Health Protection Mission

JP Nadda emphasised that the success of the scheme hinges upon the active participation of the states. States need to own the scheme while centre will design the policy framework with all possible flexibility and support

Ayushman Bharat: 20 states sign MoU for implementing National Health Protection MissionUnion Minister of Health and Family Welfare, JP Nadda exchanged the Memorandum of Understanding with the state health ministers of 20 states marking their commitment towards the launch of the Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) at a Health Ministers conclave today. Expressing gratitude to the Prime Minister, JP Nadda stated that we […]

Government is committed to eliminating Elephantiasis: JP Nadda

During his inaugural address, Nadda said that India as a global leader is committed to eliminating Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) transmission and disease burden so that our future generations are free from Lymphatic Filariasis

Government is committed to eliminating Elephantiasis: JP NaddaUnion Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda inaugurated the 10th meeting of Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GAELF). He stated that India will always welcome newer initiatives and research to translate into the Filariasis elimination programme. At the event, Nadda also gave away the GAELF awards to 11 countries- Cambodia, Cook […]

ICMR releases book on its landmark health research successes

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has released a coffee table book ‘Touching Lives’ which includes 16 of its most path-breaking health research achievements which has left a positive impact on the lives of Indians. J P Nadda, Union Health Minister unveiled the book which will inspire more such landmark achievements from Indian scientists

ICMR releases book on its landmark health research successesBe it the invaluable contribution in developing the highly effective DOTS treatment module for tuberculosis (TB) or micro-nutrient fortification of food products or life-saving interventions like oral rehydration solution and vaccines or fluorosis treatment to documenting rare blood-groups, ICMR has worked tirelessly towards achieving the vision for a healthy India. As a celebration of its […]

World Malaria Day: ‘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

World Malaria Day: ‘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” in November last year. J […]
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