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?Image Courtesy – http://vaping360.com 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 […]

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 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 […]