Include blood disorder category in UPSC exam form, demands MP

The central government have set down the various types of physical disabilities and according to that such physically disabled people get various rights which are reserved for them including reservation in government jobs. But still people suffering from disabilities of blood deficiency disorders like thalassemia, haemophilia, sickle cell, sickle cell are not getting benefits from government in the reserved categories

Include blood disorder category in UPSC exam form, demands MPWhile speaking in the Lok Sabha during the zero hour, Shiv Sena MP, Dr Shrikant Shinde raised this issue and demanded that the people suffering from disabilities due to some blood disorder, should also be a beneficiary in government benefits and reservation in jobs. He also said that Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination form […]

6 central universities selected to start yoga departments

The Ministry of Human Resource Development had appointed a committee, under the chairpersonship of Prof. H.R. Nagendra, Chancellor, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bengaluru (S-VYASA) for making recommendations on yoga education in universities

6 central universities selected to start yoga departmentsThe committee had prescribed curriculum for yoga courses in its recommendations. As a follow up to the recommendations of the committee, the Ministry had asked the University Grants Commission (UGC) to promote five yoga courses in universities and colleges. Course and course code-wise duration of Yoga courses are as follows: S.No. Course Course Code Duration […]

Absorb homeopathy doctors in govt service, demands NCP MP

 There is a shortage of doctors in the rural areas. Owing to which people living there can’t get good medical facilities. In order to address this issue, NCP MP from Kolhapur, Maharashtra, Dhananjay Mahadik has demanded to provide government jobs to the Homeopathy doctors who are ready to serve in rural areas

Absorb homeopathy doctors in govt service, demands NCP MPMahadik has raised this demand while taking part in the debate on Homeopathy Council issue in Lok Sabha. While speaking on this issue, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP from Kolhapur, Maharashtra, Dhananjay Mahadik said, “There are lakhs of students across the country, who are studying Homeopathy medicine. These students are ready to serve in rural […]

Lok Sabha passes bill to bring in accountability in homeopathy education

The union government has assured that within one year the Central Council of Homeopathy will be re-established and will restore the democratic process

Lok Sabha passes bill to bring in accountability in homeopathy educationLok Sabha has passed a bill to revamp the Central Council of Homeopathy, in India, on Monday, July 30  The bill was introduced by Ayush Minister Shripad Yesso Naik stating that the bill will bring transparency, accountability, and quality in Homeopathy medical education in the country. After promulgating the ordinance in May, the Union government […]

Health ministry admits, India facing shortage of organ donors

In a written reply, to a question regarding whether there is shortage of human organ donors in the country; Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare admitted that India is indeed facing a shortage in terms of organ donors

Health ministry admits, India facing shortage of organ donorsThe estimated need for kidney, heart and liver donations and the number of organ transplants done is as under: Organs need for transplants of new cases of organ failure every year. Estimated number of organ transplants done per year (2017 Estimates) Organ Need for transplants Organ transplants done Kidney 2,00,000 8,000-10,000 Liver 30,000 1,800-2,000 Heart […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fixation of ceiling prices of medicine resulted in public saving of Rs. 11,463

Till June 2018, the Government has fixed the ceiling prices of 851 medicines (including 4 medical devices i.e. Cardiac stents, drug eluting stents, condoms and intra uterine devices) under Revised Schedule - I based on National List of Essential Medicines, 2015

Fixation of ceiling prices of medicine resulted in public saving of Rs. 11,463Minister of State for Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Chemicals and Fertilisers, Mansukh L. Mandaviya, while giving a written reply to a question on benefits accrued to citizens due to reduction in the prices of essential medicines in recent past, in Lok Sabha today, said that fixation of ceiling prices/MRP of medicines […]

India generates 517 tonnes of medical waste per day, informs health minister

In reply to a question in Lok Sabha, the minister of state health and family welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey mentioned that India generates 517 tonnes of medical waste per day. The minister also informed that more than 90 per cent of health care facilities dispose their waste to Common Biomedical Waste Treatment Facility (CBMWTF)

India generates 517 tonnes of medical waste per day, informs health ministerThe Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has informed that as per Bio-medical Waste Management Rules, 2016, healthcare facilities should not establish on-site treatment and disposal facility for the treatment of bio-medical waste, if a service of CBMWTF is available at a distance of 75 kms. In case where service of Common Biomedical Waste Treatment Facility […]

Government mulling to introduce law for passive euthanasia

On March 09, a five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, in its final judgment gave an approval for passive euthanasia. The court stated had further directed that ‘the directive and guidelines shall remain in force till the Parliament brings a legislation in the field’

Government mulling to introduce law for passive euthanasiaIn a written reply in the Lok Sabha today, Union Health Minister, J P Nadda stated that the matter regarding formulation of legislation on passive euthanasia is under consideration by the health ministry. He said that the Law Commission has submitted a report titled ‘Passive Euthanasia – A Relook’, which has proposed for making a […]
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