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 […]

India assures support to countries to meet their ‘EndTB’ goals

India stands committed to its ‘TB-Free country’ resolve by 2025. It shall also extend all support to member countries of WHO SEARO region in meeting their respective goals of becoming TB- free stated JP Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare as countries participating in the Delhi End TB Summit, signed and adopted the Statement of Action at the end of the Summit

India assures support to countries to meet their ‘EndTB’ goals“It is an opportune moment for India to co-host the Delhi Summit, as the world galvanises its efforts to end TB by 2030”, said Nadda. India shall also set an example for other countries by itself freeing of tuberculosis by 2025, he added. The highest political commitment was reiterated yesterday with the Prime Minister Narendra […]

Union Cabinet approves Ayushman Bharat

Poised to be the largest public funded health insurance scheme in the world, the beneficiaries can avail of the benefits in both public and empanelled private facilities

Union Cabinet approves Ayushman BharatThanking the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his visionary leadership and constant guidance, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda said that Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Mission (NHPM) is a major step towards universal health coverage. It will protect around 50 crore people (from about 10 crore families) from catastrophic healthcare […]

Health Ministry grants approval for medical admission under disabilities quota

The percentage of seats to be filled up by persons with disabilities has been increased from 3% to 5% in accordance with the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016

Health Ministry grants approval for medical admission under disabilities quotaThe Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has granted approval to amend the regulation for admission to PG medical courses in order to expand the scope of persons with disabilities getting benefit of reservation. Commenting on this decision,  Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda stated that after twenty years the Government […]

‘India registers significant decline in under five child mortality,’ states J P Nadda

The rate of decline has doubled over the last year. Not only this, number of under-five deaths for the first time in the country have come down to below 1 million with nearly 120,000 fewer under-five deaths in 2016 as compared to 2015

‘India registers significant decline in under five child mortality,’ states J P NaddaUnion Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda expressed happiness over the just released SRS bulletin (2016) as India registered a significant decline in under-five child mortality. According to the bulletin, under-five child mortality (U5MR) of India showed an impressive decline by 9%, a 4 points decline from 43 per 1000 in 2015 […]

Govt to act on e-cigarettes and hookah?

Ask concerned MP’s at the Rajya Sabha during a session to which Minister of Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda gave a detailed reply. While giving this information, the minister gave an assurance of taking action as soon as possible. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of Maharashtra has sent a letter to the Centre regarding the e-cigarette ban

Govt to act on e-cigarettes and hookah?There have been rampant cases of hookah as well as e-cigarettes smoking in the country. E-cigarette and hookah got more and more young generation into its addiction. The MPs raised the issue in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. To the questions asked by the MP’s, the Minister of Health and Family Welfare replied, “Government of […]
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